Meaning of “bowel movement” in the English Dictionary

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"bowel movement" in British English

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bowel movementnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaʊ.əl ˌmuːv.mənt/ us /ˈbaʊ.əl ˌmuːv.mənt/ polite expression

(used especially by doctors and nurses) the act of emptying the contents of the bowels, or the material that is emptied

(Definition of “bowel movement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bowel movement" in American English

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bowel movementnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑʊ·əl ˌmuv·mənt, ˈbɑʊl/

the excretion of solid waste from the body

(Definition of “bowel movement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)