Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who defecates.
  • n. That which cleanses or purifies; especially, an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and syrups.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which cleanses or purifies; esp., an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and sirups.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which cleanses, clarifies, or purifies; specifically, in sugar manufacturing, an apparatus for purifying the raw syrup.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who defecates

Etymologies

defecate +‎ -or (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Caganer is, well, a crapper; a defecator; a small, squatting statue with its pants pulled down, and its naked buttocks—and stool—exposed.

    Christmas, and Caganers, in Catalonia

  • The detective constable pursuing a serial defecator who has caused £60,000 worth of damage to trains over the past year by smearing excrement inside carriages on approximately different 30 occasions has described the culprit as "being exceptionally anti-social".

    A Picture of Mel (plus bits)

  • The site says that is is for "the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience."

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • There were some real ongoing issues about our natural and economic environment that transcended the story of one mean-spirited airwave-defecator.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Decider: A word confused by George Walker Bush with defecator.

    Think Progress » Kofi Was Right

  • Yet statuettes of "El Caganer," or the great defecator in the Catalan language, can be found in nativity scenes, and increasingly on the mantelpieces of collectors, throughout Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, where for centuries symbols of defecation have played an important role in Christmas festivities.

    I Love the Old Holiday Traditions

  • Large restaurants and fast food establishments are easy prey for the committed urinator/defecator.

    Saving Face

  • The primary object of the defecator is to remove all impurities and perfectly clarify the liquid passing through it.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882

  • When of this consistency the liquid is drawn from the bottom and less agitated portion of the defecator by a siphon, and thence carried to the evaporator, which is located upon the same framework and just below the defecator.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882

  • As it is expressed from the press tank, the cider passes to a storage tank, and thence to the defecator.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.