loose bowels


loose bowels
diarrhea, liquid feces, "runs"

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • loose — [lo͞os] adj. looser, loosest [ME lous < ON lauss, akin to Ger los, OE leas: see LESS] 1. not confined or restrained; free; unbound 2. not put up in a special package, box, binding, etc. [loose salt] 3. readily available; not put away under… …   English World dictionary

  • loose — lüs adj, loos·er; loos·est 1 a) not rigidly fastened or securely attached b ) (1) having worked partly free from attachments <a loose tooth> (2) having relative freedom of movement c) produced freely and accompanied by raising of mucus… …   Medical dictionary

  • loose — loose1 W3S3 [lu:s] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not firmly attached)¦ 2¦(not attached)¦ 3¦(not tied tightly)¦ 4¦(hair)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6¦(free)¦ 7¦(not exact)¦ 8¦(not very controlled)¦ 9¦(not solid)¦ 10¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bowels — n. 1) to move one s bowels 2) loose bowels * * * loose bowels to move one sbowels …   Combinatory dictionary

  • loose — I. adjective (looser; loosest) Etymology: Middle English lous, from Old Norse lauss; akin to Old High German lōs loose more at less Date: 13th century 1. a. not rigidly fastened or securely attached b. (1) having worked partly free from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Loose — (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loose pulley — Loose Loose (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loose — loosely, adv. looseness, n. /loohs/, adj., looser, loosest, adv., v. loosed, loosing. adj. 1. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. 2. free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered: loose cats prowling around in… …   Universalium

  • loose — 1 /lu:s/ adjective 1 NOT FIXED not firmly fixed in place: One of my buttons is loose. | a loose floorboard | come/work loose (=become loose): A piece of stair carpet had come loose. 2 ROPE/CHAIN ETC a rope, chain etc that is loose is not fastened …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • loose — [[t]lus[/t]] adj. loos•er, loos•est, adv. v. 1) free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end[/ex] 2) not firmly fixed or attached: a loose tooth; a loose board in a floor[/ex] 3) free from confinement or restraint; unfettered: loose …   From formal English to slang


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