- full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.
Origin of feculent
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According to present usage, the word is more generally applied to the feculence deposited from the juice of the wild cucumber.
It is not amiss that some feculence lie thick upon the Ale, and work not all out; for that will keep in the spirits.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened
- filthy, scummy, muddy, or foul
- of the nature of or containing waste matter
C15: from Latin faeculentus; see faeces
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Word Origin and History for feculence
late 15c., from Middle French féculent, from Latin faeculentus "abounding in dregs," from stem faec- (see feces). Related: Feculence.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.
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