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defecate

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /dɛfɪkeɪt/, /dɛfəkeɪt/

Alternative spellings

Verb

Infinitive
to defecate

Third person singular
defecat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to defecate (third-person singular simple present defecat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To empty one's bowels of feces.
  2. (rare)To purify, to eliminate feces or other impurity.

Usage notes

  • The sense 'to purify' is rare in contrast to the common mean to empty bowels.

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Italian

Verb form

defecate

  1. Second person plural present tense and imperative of defecare.

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