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Meaning of EXCRETION

Pronunciation:  ik'skreeshun

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

EXCRETION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: body waste, elimination, evacuation, excrement, excreta, excreting, excretory product, voiding
 See Also: BM, defecation, dejection, discharge, emission, expelling, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, fecula, guano, human waste, incontinence, incontinency, laxation, micturition, ordure, pee, piddle, piss, puke, shitting, stool, urination, urine, vomit, vomitus, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product, water, weewee, wormcast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*cre"tion\, n. [Cf. F. excr['e]tion.]
1. The act of excreting.

         To promote secretion and excretion.   --Pereira.

2. That which is excreted; excrement. --Bacon.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is a general term for the discharge of substances from the body.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: cleaning out, clearance, clearing, defecation, depletion, discharging cargo, drainage, draining, effusion, egress, elimination, emptying, evacuation, exfiltration, exhausting, exhaustion, external secretion, extravasation, exudation, filtering, filtration, internal secretion, lacrimation, lactation, leaching, lixiviation, off-loading, ooze, oozing, percolating, percolation, removal, secernment, secreta, secretion, seep, seepage, straining, transudation, unloading, venting, voidance, voiding, weep, weeping