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bodily functions

euphemism The normal workings of the body, especially those usually done in private, such as urinating or defecating. When you have three sons, bodily functions are a common topic of discussion around the house.
See also: function

bodily functions

Euph. anything the body does automatically or as a normal occurrence, especially urinating and defecating. The dog needed to go outside and perform her bodily functions. It is not polite to discuss bodily functions at the dinner table.
See also: function
References in classic literature ?
Although I do not believe that any animal in the world performs an action for the exclusive good of another of a distinct species, yet each species tries to take advantage of the instincts of others, as each takes advantage of the weaker bodily structure of others.
Certain sensations and other mental occurrences have a property which we call discomfort; these cause such bodily movements as are likely to lead to their cessation.
they must be bodily movements in whose causation the special properties of nervous tissue are involved.
And Jukes, as if in great bodily pain, desired irritably to know what the devil they were fighting for.
The whole loftiness of the place, booming hollow to the great voice of the wind, swayed at the top like a tree, would go over bodily, as if borne down this way and that by the tremendous blasts.
A Multimodal Conception of Bodily Awareness, FREDERIQUE DE VIGNEMONT
No bodily injury has little relevance, it doesn't have to do physical damage to be rape and it is the essence of violence to force himself upon her.
The Belfast Crown Court judge also formally entered verdicts of not guilty on four other charges including the attempted murder of Mr McDaid's friend Damien Fleming, assaulting Mr McDaid, causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Fleming, and also of causing an affray on May 29, 2009.
Waters, of Fford Maendy, Sarn, Bridgend, was jailed for 10 years at Cardiff Crown Court last July, having pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving.
The sensation patterns were, however, consistent across different West European and East Asian cultures, highlighting that emotions and their corresponding bodily sensation patterns have a biological basis.
ldots] Slaves, foreigners, women, the conquered, children, the working classes have all been excluded from political participation, at one time or another, by their bodily specificity" (83).
Subsequently the participants were shown with pictures of human bodies on a computer, and asked to colour the bodily regions whose activity they felt increasing or decreasing.
The jury cleared Madine - known by some Wednesday fans as Goal Machine - of the more serious charge of causing one of the men, Daniel Beresford, grievous bodily harm.
He was originally charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm but denied the offence.
Madine, 23, denies causing grievous bodily harm and the alternative charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against one man.