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evacuate (one's) bowels

To defecate. Hang on, I've got to evacuate my bowels before we leave the house.
See also: bowel, evacuate
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evacuate one's bowels

Euph. to defecate. After taking a jog around the block, Jill felt the need to evacuate her bowels. I am afraid my little boy is sick. He has not evacuated his bowels for several days.
See also: bowel, evacuate

evacuate someone (from something) (to something)

to remove someone from something or some place to another thing or place, as in an emergency. They had to evacuate everyone from the subway station to a nearby building. The rescuers evacuated the people from the flames.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Evacuative paracentesis was performed: the ascitic fluid was clear, and cytologic analysis did not detect abnormal cells.
(6) Such induced purging or bleeding interfered, in her opinion, with the natural evacuative processes of the body (Forster, "Patient" 309).
Writing serves as an evacuative procedure to relieve his mind of melancholy (I: 33).
Our squeamishness with the alimentary and evacuative aspects of Spenser's Castle of Alma, our difficulty with Shakespeare's praise of unmoved cold stones, our tendency to erase the physiological register of Herbert's spiritual inwardness, and our etiolated understanding of the role played by food in Milton's ethics all emerge from uncritically held assumptions about the division between body and self that the four writers would not have shared, let alone understood.
Thus those contemporary critics of ontotheology who admit only no, not, never when discussing God as a transcendental referent instantiate the "Protestant principle" in its most extreme, evacuative, "cold" hermeneutical form, presuming Differenz/differance/differentiation as the transcendental horizon (the Kantian element) and marking the distance between immanence and transcendence as infinite and hence unbridgeable (the Cartesian element).