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defecate +‎ -or


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛfɪˌkeɪtə(ɹ)/, /ˈdɛfəˌkeɪtə(ɹ)/


defecator (plural defecators)

  1. One who defecates.
    • 1999 February 12, Chuck Shepherd, “News of the Weird”, Chicago Reader:
      Number two in the news: In January police in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, were investigating a suspected serial defecator who had soiled three locations around town during the holiday season, including the floor of a recreation center.
  2. (obsolete) That which cleanses or purifies; especially, an apparatus for removing the feculencies of juices and syrups.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.




  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of dēfecō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of dēfecō