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Jul 2, 2010
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Dirty words

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fimicolous
feculent

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feculent

PRONUNCIATION:
(FEK-yuh-luhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Full of filth or waste matter.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin faeculentus (full of dregs), from faeces, plural of faex (dregs).

USAGE:
"And there is the pool of trash sitting in the North Pacific -- a continent of plastic that will not decompose. Imagine if another species just shoveled feculent matter all over our home?"
Brittany De Avilan; Deny Warming If You Wish, But Pollution Is Real; The Bee (Sacramento, California); Dec 24, 2009.

See more usage examples of feculent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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