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Webster 1913 Edition


Excrement

Ex′cre-ment

,
Noun.
[L.
excrementum
, fr.
excernere
,
excretum
, to skin out, discharge: cf. F.
excrément
. See
Excrete
.]
Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure.

Ex′cre-ment

,
Noun.
[L.
excrementum
, fr.
excrescere
,
excretum
, to grow out. See
Excrescence
.]
An excrescence or appendage; an outgrowth.
[Obs.]
“Ornamental excrements.”
Fuller.
Living creatures put forth (after their period of growth) nothing that is young but hair and nails, which are
excrements
and no parts.
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Excrement

EX'CREMENT

,
Noun.
[L. excrementum, from excerno, excretus; ex and cerno, to separate.]
Matter excreted and ejected; that which is discharged from the animal body after digestion; alvine discharges.

Definition 2022


excrement

excrement

See also: excrément

English

Noun

excrement (plural excrements)

  1. (archaic) Any waste matter excreted from the human or animal body, or discharged by bodily organs.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.97:
      A French Gentleman was ever wont to blow his nose in his hand []. He asked me on a time, what privilege this filthie excrement had, that wee should have a daintie linnen cloth or handkercher to receive the same.
  2. (now specifically) Animal solid waste excreted from the bowels; feces.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:feces
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Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin excrēmentum, from excrēscō (I grow out).

Noun

excrement (plural excrements)

  1. (obsolete) Something which grows out of the body; hair, nails etc.

Latin

Verb

excrement

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of excremō

Romanian

Etymology

From French excrément, from Latin excrementum.

Noun

excrement n (plural excremente)

  1. excrement, feces

Synonyms