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defecation Explained

défécation at French => English Of Explained:


defecation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Elimination of feces from the digestive tract. Peristalsis moves feces through the colon to the rectum, where they stimulate the urge to defecate. The rectum shortens, pushing the feces into the anal canal, where internal and external sphincters allow them to be passed or retained. Chest, abdominal, and pelvic muscles are used to pass them. Long delay of defecation causes constipation and hardened feces. See also diarrhea, incontinence.

Defecation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Defecation \Def`e*ca"tion\, n. [L. defaecatio: cf. F.
1. The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs;

2. (Physiol.) The act or process of voiding excrement.

defecation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the elimination of fecal waste through the anus [syn: {laxation},

defecation at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|defæcation Inter: qualifier » chiefly Category: Appendix - :Glossary#archaic|archaic


Attested in the early 17th Century Inter: C.E » .; from Late Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: l » la|defecationem, Inter: l » en|nominative case of Inter: l » la|deficatio, from Inter: l » la|defecare; cognate with Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » sc=polytonic|defaecatio||tr=dēfaecātiō |defecation|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌdɛfɪˈkeɪʃən/|/ˌdɛfəˈkeɪʃən/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Act or process of voiding feces from bowels.
    1. Any of several processes for the removal of impurities, or for clarifying various Inter: l » en|materials.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:defecation -


      Inter: trans-top » act or process of voiding excrement

  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyprázdnění|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|fekado
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|défécation|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|defecazione|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|排便|tr=はいべん, haiben|sc=Jpan
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wypróżnienie|n, Inter: t- » pl|defekacja|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|defecación|f
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|jied

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » process of removing impurities
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|defecazione|f
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|defekacja|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|defecación|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
    Translation: et » defecation
    Translation: id » defecation
    Translation: it » defecation
    Translation: hu » defecation
    Translation: ja » defecation
    Translation: pl » defecation
    Translation: ru » defecation
    Translation: sv » defecation
    Translation: ta » defecation
    Translation: vi » defecation
    Translation: zh » defecation

    défécation at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /defekasjɔ̃/|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=defecation
  • defecation

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » fr|déféquer

  • Translation: el » défécation
    Translation: fr » défécation
    Translation: io » défécation
    Translation: mg » défécation
    Translation: vi » défécation