bowel movement

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bowel movement (plural bowel movements)

  1. The discharge of feces from the body, an act of defecation.
  2. The feces thus produced.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A nonvulgar, relatively inoffensive term for this bodily function, acceptable for general use, but often incomprehensible, even to native speakers and especially to non-native speakers. An equally polite but usually understood form of this very important medical question is, for example, "When did you last do number two?"


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