Hinc illæ lacrimæ; the excitement over my own defecation only took place faute de mieux.
defecation by repose is always better than filtration, owing to the more or less viscidity of the suspended matter.
Skimmings comprise the matters separated from the cane juice during the processes of defecation and evaporation.
He should insist upon the importance of habits of regularity in defecation.
When the desire for defecation comes, we are too busy and postpone it until some more convenient time, which time may be too late.
Vegetable infusions and decoctions may be cleared by defecation followed by filtration.
After defecation the patient should rest for a little while in the recumbent attitude.
Moll's case was one of symbolism of act, the excreta offering no attraction apart from the process of defecation.
In summer I would go into the woods, undress myself in a secluded spot and indulge in the voluptuous pleasures of defecation.
1620s, from Late Latin defecationem (nominative deficatio), from defecat-, past participle stem of Latin defecare (see defecate). An Old English word for "bowel movement" was arse-gang literally "arse-going."
1570s, "to purify," from Latin defaecatus, past participle of defaecare "cleanse from dregs, purify," from the phrase de faece "from dregs" (plural faeces; see feces). Excretory sense first recorded 1830 (defecation), American English, from French. Related: Defecated; defecating.
defecate def·e·cate (děf'ĭ-kāt')
v. def·e·cat·ed, def·e·cat·ing, def·e·cates
To void feces from the bowels.