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To perform defecation.
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v. defe·cated, defe·cating, defe·cates
To void feces from the bowels.
1. To void (feces) from the bowels.
2. To remove impurities from (a liquid, such as fruit juice), especially in sugar refining.

def′e·ca′tion n.
def′e·ca′tor n.
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To perform defecation.
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To pass feces (stool) out of the rectum through the anus.
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Patient discussion about defecate

Q. Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements? After very long years now I am 7 wks pregnant with my first child and I have noticed that I'm having more frequent bowel movements during this pregnancy. They are neither loose nor hard out of the ordinary. My husband is little bit afraid of what’s happening with me. I too fear of it. I don’t want to loose him. Has anyone else experienced this, and is this normal? Can pregnancy cause an increase in bowel movements?

A. It is nothing to worry maria. It’s a usual happening during pregnancy. Here I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child and I too experience frequent bowel movements (2-4/day). It feels as if I am not gaining any weight b/c everything that goes in goes right out. I know this is okay. Here we can get an expert's opinion on this. So don’t worry and comfort your loving and caring husband. My best wishes for your healthy first baby.

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In an impact statement the owner said the episode had affected her health and worst was that Piper had defecated against walls, the stairs, bedding and carpets.
The informant, who refused to leave her contact details and would only give her first name, alleged that Singh, 63, had climbed over a picket fence and defecated on a grass verge.
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During the Easter holiday around 100 windows were destroyed, children's work was trashed, computers smashed and as a final insult the intruders defecated and urinated in the classrooms.
She then entered the foyer of police HQ in Perth, where Cheval defecated. Yesterday, at Perth District Court, Duthie admitted breach of the peace on February 4.
The man defecated twice on the stairs and once in a lift at the station before catching trains towards Newcastle, say police.
POLICE are hunting for a woman who defecated on a train platform.
The informant alleged the driver had climbed over a fence, defecated on a grass verge, wiped his hands on the grass and returned to his bus.
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A MAN who defecated in a lift is being hunted by police as part of a crackdown on "shameless" passengers who use North Wales train stations as toilets.
The intruders smashed every double-glazed window on one side of the school, tossed children's work on to the playground, smashed up furniture and equipment and urinated and defecated in both classrooms.