laxation

Primary Meanings of laxation

1.
n
the act of making something less tight
2.
n
the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
Full Definitions of laxation
1

n the act of making something less tight

Synonyms:
loosening
Antonyms:
tightening
the act of making something tighter
Types:
undoing, unfastening, untying
loosening the ties that fasten something
Type of:
adjustment, alteration, modification
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
2

n the elimination of fecal waste through the anus

Types:
bm, bowel movement, movement
a euphemism for defecation
haematochezia, hematochezia
passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)
urochesia, urochezia
passage of urine from the anus
Type of:
elimination, evacuation, excreting, excretion, voiding
the bodily process of discharging waste matter