Def"e*cate (?), a. [L. defaecatus, p. p. of defaecare to defecate; de- + faex, faecis, dregs, less.]

Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.

Till the soul be defecate from the dregs of sense. Bates.

 

© Webster 1913.


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.

To defecate the dark and muddy oil of amber. Boyle.

2.

To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.

We defecate the notion from materiality. Glanvill.

Defecated from all the impurities of sense. Bp. Warburton.

 

© Webster 1913.


Def"e*cate (?), v. i.

1.

To become clear, pure, or free.

Goldsmith.

2.

To void excrement.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.