defecator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

defecate +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

defecator (plural defecators)

  1. One who defecates.
    • 1999 February 12, Chuck Shepherd, “News of the Weird”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      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. (archaic) That which cleanses or purifies; especially, an apparatus for removing impurities from juices and syrups.
    • 1884, Peter Collier, Sorghum (page 293)
      After the preliminary filtering or settling of the juice, it is taken into the defecator, and there receives the treatment with lime.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēfecātor

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