[fek-yuh-luh nt]


full of dregs or fecal matter; foul, turbid, or muddy.

Nearby words

  1. feck,
  2. fecking,
  3. feckless,
  4. fecklessly,
  5. fecula,
  6. fecund,
  7. fecundate,
  8. fecundation,
  9. fecundatory,
  10. fecundity

Origin of feculent

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin faeculentus full of dregs. See feces, -ulent

Related formsfec·u·lence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for feculence



filthy, scummy, muddy, or foul
of the nature of or containing waste matter
Derived Formsfeculence, noun

Word Origin for feculent

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.

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Medicine definitions for feculence




Full of foul or impure matter; fecal.

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