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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.
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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
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Al Donovan Bennett, Pinckneyville, pleaded guilty to the charge of domestic battery with the intent to do bodily harm and child endangerment and was ordered to pay $975 in total fines and fees.
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