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EXCRETION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excretion mean? 

EXCRETION (noun)
  The noun EXCRETION has 2 senses:

1. the bodily process of discharging waste matter
2. waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body

  Familiarity information: EXCRETION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCRETION (noun)


Sense 1excretion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The bodily process of discharging waste matter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

excreting; excretion; voiding; elimination; evacuation

Hypernyms ("excretion" is a kind of...):

discharge; emission; expelling (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excretion"):

defecation; laxation; shitting (the elimination of fecal waste through the anus)

incontinence; incontinency (involuntary urination or defecation)

micturition; urination (the discharge of urine)


Sense 2excretion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

excreta; excrement; body waste; excretory product; excretion

Hypernyms ("excretion" is a kind of...):

waste; waste material; waste matter; waste product (any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excretion"):

barf; puke; vomit; vomitus (the matter ejected in vomiting)

pee; piddle; piss; urine; water; weewee (liquid excretory product)

human waste (the body wastes of human beings)

wormcast (cylindrical mass of earth voided by a burrowing earthworm or lugworm)

fecula (excreta (especially of insects))

BM; dejection; faecal matter; faeces; fecal matter; feces; ordure; stool (solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels)

guano (the excrement of sea birds; used as fertilizer)


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