(v. i.) To ease the body by stool; to go to stool.
(1) He has clamped down on political dissent, and where he has attempted to solve economic problems, he has been at best cack-handed.
(2) In a strong reaction to the Guardian's disclosure that George Osborne, Ed Balls and Danny Alexander are planning to say that an independent Scotland could not keep the pound, the SNP said the three were guilty of "cack-handed panicky" tactics.
(3) But even at the climax, he's reduced to bashing cack-handedly at the atomic bomb casing with a gold brick, trying in vain to stop the countdown, only for a CIA man to step in at the last minute and calmly flick the "off" switch.
(4) Mr Osborne has his own gaming habit, but in his case the game is to political rather than financial ends – and he is more cack-handed about it than any top banker.
(5) But there’s a feebleness and a lack of robustness about the Beeb – and obviously cack-handedness – that has allowed it to be in this position of people going: ‘Ooh, the BBC, it’s a big worry’.
(6) Another reason British television has felt so disarmed, confused as to what it's for or where it should be going, is because of the consistent, cack-handed, interference from politicians, goaded by the press, and the rather supine and scared way the broadcasting executives have failed to fight back, too scared to face the rebuke of the press headlines.
(7) As a demonstration of the cack-handed and unhelpful approach to psychological assessment those in the media seem to regularly adopt, let's assess Piers Morgan.
(8) They insist that she made Britain great again, even as they attempt, so cack-handedly, to manage serious economic failure.
(9) Trouble is that it was such a low dose and so cack-handedly presented that most of the public didn't recognise it as a stimulus at all.
(10) And the prospect of sickly, overworked adolescents hoiking up their nightshirt and lunging for a bedpan with the words, "I need a cack."
(11) It's so easy to forget how brilliant this dude is, and to conflate him with the 10 billion cack-handed music parodists that clog up YouTube these days.
(12) Rights groups said Nivat's expulsion was the latest cack-handed move by the Kremlin, which stands accused of failing to properly investigate the killings of crusading Russian journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya, shot dead in Moscow in 2006, and of using KGB tactics against reporters who displease those in power.
(13) The cack-handed attempt at electoral reform, which offered only the flawed alternative vote system , turned out to be a Liberal Democrat own goal.
(14) But some of those MPs did not like the then defence secretary's handling of the crisis, any more than they did his cack-handed defence review.
(15) Hunt took over a department damaged by cack-handed reforms of his predecessor, which antagonised doctors and nurses while proving a political disaster for his party.
(16) He rarely gets the chance to be a truly hands-on father and becomes very aware of his own ineptitude; a man’s cack-handedness with nappies is an enduring gag.
(17) In practice, the goal was probably unobtainable – though the naive, cack-handed and inconsistent execution made matters worse.
(18) However, you did not have to take any job you were offered or sign on for any cack-handed advice or sham education scheme.
(19) They know this is a rather cack-handed panicky campaign manoeuvre.
(20) The issue is not going away and the Sunday Times story may reflect a cack-handed attempt by some within the British security apparatus to try to take control of the narrative.
(a.) Freed from anything that can pollute, as dregs, lees, etc.; refined; purified.
(v. t.) To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.
(v. t.) To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
(v. i.) To become clear, pure, or free.
(v. i.) To void excrement.
(1) Stool weights, defecation frequencies, and transit times in this group are much closer to those of westernized whites than to rural blacks.
(2) Some 300 million women and girls are forced to defecate outside, exposed not only to the risks of disease and bacterial infection, but also harassment and assault by men.
(3) Giant migrating contractions associated with defecation were initiated by the highest dose of vasopressin.
(4) Gastrointestinal transit time, frequency of defecation, stool weight, and stool consistency were studied in 12 subjects who were each given fiber supplements containing wheat bran, psyllium gum, a combination of wheat bran and psyllium gum, or a low-fiber control for 2 weeks.
(5) The authors review the literature and their personal experience about the systematic exploration of defecation disorders by anorectal manometry and colpocystodefecography.
(6) A corresponding improvement in handwashing practices before preparing food was noted, although no improvement was observed for defecation and waste disposal practices.
(7) No significant differences were noted between taurine and control groups, either before or after taurine administration or before or after the step-change in inhibition demand, with respect to defecation in the test chamber, daily fluid consumption, body weight or total responses.
(8) and duration of bloodmeal, defecation and first fed of each stage) had a negative influence.
(9) Records from 20 patients on whom defecography and electromyography were performed simultaneously because of defecation disorders were analyzed.
(10) In the open field PCA groups showed hypoactivity and increased defecation up to 30 days after drug administration.
(11) We already knew that water provision alone couldn’t break the cycle of faecal-oral disease transmission because open defecation, poor hygiene, and poorly built latrines are the main sources of faecal contamination in the environment and water, and the real reasons why diarrhoeal diseases persist despite advances in water provision.
(12) Capsaicin-sensitive afferents may be involved in the initiation of certain forms of reflex defecation, although capsaicin-resistant mechanisms are capable of activating the normal excretory function.
(13) The effect of subdiaphragmatic vagotomy on food intake and defecation was studied in guinea pigs.
(14) During 5 days of reflex training the rats of both strains retained a high level of defecation until the end of the test that pointed at the emotional strain unceasing in spite of the automatization of the reflex.
(15) Almost half of India's 1.25 billion people currently defecate in the open.
(16) This study shows that abnormal defecation dynamics and the severity of constipation are predictors for persistence of chronic constipation and encopresis.
(17) Static anal manometry has proved itself a reliable, reproducible and objective assessment of sphincter function in the investigation of disorders of defecation and continence.
(18) The present experiment investigated the opposite effects of synthetic alpha-MSH and Melatonin on acquisition and extinction of a passive avoidance response (PAR) and on emotionality, as indexed by defecation, in the PA box.
(19) Five to 10 min after the drug administration, the camels at both dosages showed lacrimation, salivation, trembling, restlessness, frequent urination and defecation, followed by diarrhea.
(20) The effect of eating on defecation behaviour was investigated in four 20-30 kg pigs.