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defaecate

/ˈdɛfɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of defecate

defecate

/ˈdɛfɪˌkeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to discharge waste from the body through the anus
2.
(transitive) to clarify or remove impurities from (a solution, esp of sugar)
Derived Forms
defecation, defaecation, noun
defecator, defaecator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēfaecāre to cleanse from dregs, from de- + faex sediment, dregs
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