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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (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.