Definition of bowel movement in English:

bowel movement

Pronunciation /ˈbaʊəl/

Translate bowel movement into Spanish


  • 1An act of defecation.

    ‘Many people think that normal means having one bowel movement every day, but that's not always true.’
    • ‘There are, however, several signs that a bowel movement is abnormal and should be discussed with a physician.’
    • ‘Straining during a bowel movement increases pressure on the veins around the anus and can lead to hemorrhoids.’
    • ‘Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes usually occur in both.’
    • ‘This page tells you about the bowel and how factors such as diet and medication can affect your bowel movements.’
    1. 1.1The feces discharged in an act of defecation.
      emptying, emptying out, voidance, voiding, opening, purging, drainage
      bowel motion, bowel movement, stools, excrement, excreta, faeces, bodily waste, droppings, dung