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Meaning of defecate

def•e•cate

Pronunciation: (def'i-kāt"), [key]
— v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to void excrement from the bowels through the anus; have a bowel movement.
  2. to become clear of dregs, impurities, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to clear of dregs, impurities, etc.; purify; refine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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