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verb (EXCRETE)    /pɑːs/ US  /pæs/
[T] formal to remove waste from the body: to pass urineExcrement and its excretionUrine and urinatingBodily fluids and their production pass blood formal to have blood in your urine or faeces (= solid waste): If you pass blood, you should go and see your doctor.Urine and urinatingBodily fluids and their productionExcrement and its excretion
(Definition of pass verb (EXCRETE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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