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commode

 [kŏ-mōd´]
toilet (def. 2).
commode chair a portable toilet that can be placed at the bedside of a patient whose activity is limited; these are often used in the home when the patient is too debilitated to reach the bathroom. The receptacle for waste can be removed and emptied.

commode

(kŏ-mōd′) [Fr. commode, fr L. commodus, convenient]
A receptacle suitable for use as a toilet.

bedside commode

A portable toilet that enables a patient to sit comfortably while defecating or urinating. For many patients using a bedside commode is less stressful than using a bedpan. Using a bedside commode also reduces the risk of the Valsalva maneuver, which is more likely to occur when using a bedpan.

commode

A bedside chair with a cut-away seat under which is placed a receptacle for urine and faeces.
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I weigh 185 pounds, and instead of going to the basement to get a step ladder, I let down the commode seat and the commode lid and step upon it and unscrew the light shade with a screwdriver.
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They should ask Magnet to knock it down and extend their living room to include a giant TV and a bed with built-in commode, so they never have to leave it again.
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And some insist on packaging them with rugs that snuggle around the commode or wrap over the toilet seat lid.