defæcating

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

defæcate +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

defæcating

  1. Alternative spelling of defecating; present participle of defæcate.
    • 1873 CE, Christopher Heath, Cases Of Colotomy, in The British Medical Journal; volume II, page #568:
      A married woman, aged 51, was admitted into University College Hospital on July 4th, 1873, with a history of three weeks’ obstruction of the bowels, following upon difficulty in defæcating of some months’ duration.