defecateverb [ I ]uk /ˈdef.ə.keɪt/ us /ˈdef.ə.keɪt/ formal or specialized
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- As flies are by no means particular in choosing either a place to feed or a place to defecate, often selecting meat or food for the purpose, a somewhat alarming vision of possible consequences is raised.
- In well developed cases, the animal strains to defecate, and passes shreds of intestinal mucous along with blood-stained feces.
- The natural instinct to defecate, like many other natural instincts, is usually deadened by failure to exercise it.
- They always defecate upon the open ground, and will not use privies or latrines This is a matter of religious obligation with them.
- Underneath the roof is an opening in the earth where the people defecate.