defecation vs laxation what difference

what is difference between defecation and laxation

English

Alternative forms

  • defaecation
  • defæcation (chiefly archaic)

Etymology

17th century, borrowed from Late Latin dēfaecātiō.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɛfɪˈkeɪʃən/, /ˌdɛfəˈkeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

defecation (countable and uncountable, plural defecations)

  1. The act or process of voiding feces from the bowels.
  2. Any of several processes for the removal of impurities, or for clarifying various materials.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:defecation

Derived terms

  • open defecation

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “defecation”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.


English

Etymology

Latin laxātiō, from laxō (I loosen), from laxus (loose, slack).

Noun

laxation (countable and uncountable, plural laxations)

  1. The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.
  2. Defecation.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:defecation


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