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"defecate" in British English

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defecateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈdef.ə.keɪt/ formal or specialized
to ​pass the ​contents of the ​bowels out of the ​body
(Definition of defecate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defecateverb [I]

 us   /ˈdef·ɪˌkeɪt/
to ​excrete the ​contents of the ​bowels
(Definition of defecate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defecate”
in Arabic يَتغَوّط…
in Korean 배변하다…
in Portuguese defecar…
in Catalan defecar…
in Japanese 排便する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 排便…
in Chinese (Traditional) 排便…
in Italian defecare…
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