Defecate Def"e*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Defecated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defecating}.] 1. To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine. [1913 Webster]

To defecate the dark and muddy oil of amber. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes. [1913 Webster]

We defecate the notion from materiality. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

Defecated from all the impurities of sense. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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