Definition of Bodily function

1. Noun. An organic process that takes place in the body. "Respiratory activity"


Definition of Bodily function

1. Noun. (physiology euphemistic) The excretory functions of an organism, usually referring to feces and urine. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bodily Function

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Literary usage of Bodily function

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1. Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most by Henry Downes Miles (1906)
"... to the wellbeing of every bodily function that goes to build up health—the mena sana in corpore eano—can never be neglected without ruinous consequences ..."

2. The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the by Nyanaponika, Nyanaponika A. Thera (1998)
"'Calming the bodily function (of breathing), I shall breathe in', thus he trains himself; 'Calming the bodily function (of breathing), I shall breathe out', ..."

3. Criminal Responsibility by Charles Arthur Mercier (1905)
"In another large class of cases, disorder of bodily function is the most conspicuous ... Or the disorder of bodily function may be so great that life is ..."

4. Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrinesby Nyanatiloka Mahathera, Nyanatiloka, Nyanaponika by Nyanatiloka Mahathera, Nyanatiloka, Nyanaponika (1980)
"(4) '"Calming this bodily function I will breathe in,' thus he trains himself; 'calming this bodily function I will breathe out,' thus he trains himself. ..."

5. Body and Will: Being an Essay Concerning Will in Its Metaphysical by Henry Maudsley (1884)
"We may acknowledge readily that the direct experience of consciousness is quite unlike our experience of any other bodily function, and ought to be ..."

6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1858)
"After this the case is submitted to proper treatment ; the disordered bodily function is carefully attended to, and measures are adopted of a nature to ..."

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