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- (now rare) To purify, to clean of dregs etc.
- to defecate the dark and muddy oil of amber
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p. 224:
- Some are of opinion that such fat, standing waters make the best beer, and that seething doth defecate it […]
- (now rare, transitive) To purge; to pass (something) as excrement.
- (intransitive) To empty one's bowels of feces.
- The sense 'to purify' is rare in contrast to the common mean to empty bowels.
- (void one’s bowels): (slang) crap, (obsolete) drite, (slang) dump, (informal) pinch a loaf, (informal, humorous) drop a bomb, (informal, humorous) drop the kids off at the pool, (vulgar) shit, (vulgar) shite, (vulgar) take a shit, (slang) take a dump, (informal) drop a deuce
- See also Wikisaurus:defecate
to empty the bowels of feces
- (obsolete) Freed from pollutants, dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
- Till the soul be defecate from the dregs of sense.
- second-person plural present active imperative of dēfecō