Def"e*cate (?), a. [L.
defaecatus, p. p. of defaecare to defecate; de-
+ faex, faecis, dregs, lees.] Freed from anything
that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
Till the soul be defecate from the dregs of
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
2. To free from extraneous or polluting
matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which
We defecate the notion from
Defecated from all the impurities of
sense. Bp. Warburton.
Def"e*cate (?), v. i.
1. To become clear, pure, or free.
2. To void excrement.