from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To void feces from the bowels.
- transitive v. To remove (impurities, as in a chemical solution); clarify.
- transitive v. To void (feces) from the bowels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To purify, to clean of dregs etc.
- v. To purge; to pass (something) as excrement.
- v. To empty one's bowels of feces.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
- intransitive v. To become clear, pure, or free.
- intransitive v. To void excrement.
- transitive v. To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.
- transitive v. To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To purify; clarify; clear from dregs or impurities; refine.
- To purify from admixture; clear; purge of extraneous matter.
- To become clear or freed from impurities; clarify.
- To void excrement.
- Purged from dregs; clarified; defecated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a bowel movement
If the large intestine is not connected to the anus, the child cannot defecate, which is why Baby has to poop before going home from the hospital.
It would be funny in an entirely different way if she intended to write "defecate," assuming the context would also be different (otherwise it wouldn't make sense).
-- Because it is based on a knowledge of the God-world; because her eyes were focused for the things 'on the other side of the sky'; because this world, for her, was a mere reflexion and thin concealment of the other, and the mists between her and the Divine 'defecate' constantly, in Coleridge's curious phrase, 'to a clear transparency.'
Garbage trucks are no longer able to collect trash from some areas, and many homes don't have running water or functioning toilets, leaving residents to defecate in the open.
The 21st-century male can pass gas, defecate in public and urinate over cliffs and from rooftops on people below.
We learn for instance, that Americans got the toothbrush in 1773 (275 years after the Chinese), that the toilet flush (invented in Europe in 1598) did not reach America until 1764 and that public lavatories (much used by the ancient Romans) were not available in America until they were introduced in the late 17th century in Boston—where, according to Mr. Robertson, "even women were wont to defecate in the street."
If you told this story to shabbas goy Tim Rutten of the L.A. Times he would defecate on your shoe.
And this is for us to defecate, but made sure we did not spill our waste on the floor, otherwise we will be forced to lick it because there is nothing I could use to wipe it off.
Humans would defecate into drinking water supplies.
Now Smallville breaking all rules, he would defecate in wrong places, he would always scratch the litter box and wake us up; hubby would ask him to stop and spanked him at times, so he has being taking these personally just like Molly his mother.