looseness of the bowels

looseness of the bowels
noun
frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑diarrhea, ↑diarrhoea, ↑looseness
Derivationally related forms: ↑loose (for: ↑looseness), ↑diarrhoetic (for: ↑diarrhoea), ↑diarrhoeal (for: ↑diarrhoea), ↑diarrhetic (for: ↑diarrhea), ↑diarrheal (for: ↑diarrhea)
Hypernyms: ↑symptom
Hyponyms: ↑the shits, ↑the trots, ↑Montezuma's revenge
Part Holonyms: ↑dysentery

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  • looseness — noun 1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor • Syn: ↑diarrhea, ↑diarrhoea, ↑looseness of the bowels • Derivationally related forms: ↑loose, ↑diarrhoetic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • the shits — noun obscene terms for diarrhea (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑the trots • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • the trots — noun obscene terms for diarrhea • Syn: ↑the shits • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑vernacular …   Useful english dictionary

  • laxative — laxatively, adv. laxativeness, n. /lak seuh tiv/, n. 1. a medicine or agent for relieving constipation. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a laxative; purgative. 3. Archaic. a. (of the bowels) subject to looseness. b. (of a disease)… …   Universalium

  • laxative — /ˈlæksətɪv / (say laksuhtiv) –noun 1. Medicine a laxative medicine or agent. –adjective 2. Medicine mildly purgative. 3. Pathology a. (of the bowels) subject to looseness. b. (of a disease) characterised by looseness of the bow …  

  • diarrhea — noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor (Freq. 9) • Syn: ↑diarrhoea, ↑looseness of the bowels, ↑looseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑loose (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Montezuma's revenge — noun diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America • Hypernyms: ↑diarrhea, ↑diarrhoea, ↑looseness of the bowels, ↑looseness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lax — (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. {Laxer} (l[a^]ks [ e]r); superl. {Laxest}.] [L. laxus Cf. {Laches}, {Languish}, {Lease}, v. t., {Leash}.] 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber. [1913 Webster] The flesh of that sort of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laxer — Lax Lax (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. {Laxer} (l[a^]ks [ e]r); superl. {Laxest}.] [L. laxus Cf. {Laches}, {Languish}, {Lease}, v. t., {Leash}.] 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber. [1913 Webster] The flesh of that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laxest — Lax Lax (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. {Laxer} (l[a^]ks [ e]r); superl. {Laxest}.] [L. laxus Cf. {Laches}, {Languish}, {Lease}, v. t., {Leash}.] 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber. [1913 Webster] The flesh of that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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