Definition of excrement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈekskrɪmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈekskrɪmənt//
[uncountable] (formal)
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solid waste matter that is passed from the body through the bowels synonym faeces the pollution of drinking water by untreated human excrement There was excrement smeared up the wall. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French excrément or Latin excrementum, from excernere ‘to sift out’, from ex- ‘out’ + cernere ‘sift’.
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