[ fek-yuh-luhnt ]
/ ˈfɛk yə lənt /
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full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.
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OTHER WORDS FROM feculentfec·u·lence, noun
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How to use feculent in a sentence
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|Kenelm Digby
According to present usage, the word is more generally applied to the feculence deposited from the juice of the wild cucumber.
Is there any excuse for putting such abominable feculence into the hands of children?The Book Of God|G. W. Foote
A cloud, looked at as a cloud only, is no more a subject for painting than so much feculence in dirty water.Lectures on Landscape|John Ruskin
British Dictionary definitions for feculent
/ (ˈfɛkjʊlənt) /
filthy, scummy, muddy, or foul
of the nature of or containing waste matter
Derived forms of feculentfeculence, noun
Word Origin for feculent
C15: from Latin faeculentus; see faeces
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