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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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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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Two videos from July 13 and 17 show the same man, wearing the same clothes, and carrying two bags defecating outside Rosenblum's home.
In this case, anyone caught defecating in an open place should be arrested and prosecuted, and, where possible, be paraded through our television screens to serve as a deterrent to others.
"Urinating and defecating in public is unsightly and blights the image of the town.
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The Ministry recently wrote to all states through which the Ganga flows that people were defecating on the banks and polluting the river, which is a key source of drinking water too.
He was evicted from the shelter and moved to the councilrun Resettlement Centre in the city, before again being thrown out for his behaviour "which included urinating and defecating both in the properties and outside".
RESIDENTS are calling for a council to intervene to move a travellers camp from private land after witnessing people on the site defecating and urinating in public.
He defecated on alternate days and felt very anxious after defecating. This anxiety was relieved by wiping his anus 10 times and washing after defecating.
A bus driver was sacked after a passenger claimed to have seen him defecating near his vehicle outside a supermarket, an employment tribunal heard yesterday.
A COVENTRY bus driver who was sacked after a passenger said she saw him defecating near his vehicle outside a supermarket is claiming unfair dismissal.
Common signs of megacolon include passing smaller than normal stools or defecating less frequently, straining to defecate or the inability to defecate.
Asked what sort of behaviour he thought might spur a recovery of the concept of community standards and perhaps even a reversal of this decision by the Court, libertarian Osgoode Hall Law School professor, Alan Young, opined to the Globe & Mail, "Something even more fringe, people defecating on one another."