[ fek-yuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈfɛk yə lənt /
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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Example sentences from the Web for feculence
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|Kenelm Digby
British Dictionary definitions for feculence
/ (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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Medical definitions for feculence
[ fĕk′yə-lənt ]
Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.
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