[ UK /dɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
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How To Use defecation In A Sentence

  • As the patient is unable to aid defecation or to expel flatus by straining, the bowel is liable to become distended with fæces and gas, and the meteorism which results adds to the embarrassment of respiration by pressing on the diaphragm. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.
  • This observation could explain why straining is often ineffective in promoting normal defecation even in low spinal patients with intact abdominal musculature.
  • Is it words that use some kind of defecation terminology to describe something dissimilar? Liza Palmer: The Police vs. Will Shortz: My Own Personal Celebrity Death Match
  • Contributing to the stink was food in various stages of preservation or decay, cooked, uncooked, and rotten; burning oils, often rancid since fresh congealed lumps of fat were usually added to old oil in the lamps; baskets used for defecation, not always dumped immediately; containers of urine saved and left standing to become ammoniacal by the decomposition of urea through bacteria; and people. The Mammoth Hunters
  • The programme did not appropriately address the community's resistance to opt for toilets as an alternative to open defecation.
  • The general effects, as summated by Sollmann [253] are, for _small doses_, pleasant stimulation; increased respiration; increased heart rate, but fall of blood pressure; muscular restlessness; insomnia; perspiration; congestion; for _large doses_, increased peristalsis and defecation; depression of respiration and heart; fall of blood pressure and temperature; paralytic phenomena. All About Coffee
  • The false floor of the box was equipped with a preweighed paper towel so that defecation mass could be svibtracted from preflight mass to obtain net flight mass.
  • Of all the marks of blue whale cursive, the most colorful was the defecation trail.
  • ‘Middening’ in cats means deliberate defecation in strategic places.
  • The unhygienic practice of open defecation leads to contamination of water sources and high incidence of disease.
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