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The feeling when a person wants to puke, is termed "nauseous". What if a person wants to excrete? What is that feeling called?

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    Some people hold that nauseous is something that causes nausea, after which point one is nauseated. Under that system, a nauseous person is a nauseating person rather than a nauseated one. See the difference? Doesn’t matter: most people know no better and care less. – tchrist Jul 14 '13 at 16:07
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    It depends on what sort of thing is being excreted. If it’s a phlegmatic discharge, then we could call them sneeze, and if it’s a lachrymose discharge, weepy. However, it doesn’t quite work to call someone who needs to take a leak pissy, as that means something else, and drippy sounds like a plumbing problem. – tchrist Jul 14 '13 at 16:19
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    I'm not sure about a single word but how about "the urge to go"? – Kristina Lopez Jul 14 '13 at 16:29
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    There is no single word, informal or medically technical for this. The term is 'feeling the need to defecate/urinate'. 'Urgency' or 'incontinence' are slightly different things. 'Tenesmus' is the feeling of not having done enough after having excreted. Informally, you say of yourself. 'I gotta go', and then your parents say 'number 1 or number 2', which tells them if they can just have you go by the side of the road or if they have to get off at the next exit. I found this by googling 'feeling the need to urinate'. – Mitch Jul 14 '13 at 16:30
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    @Mitch Wrong. An informal term for 'urgently needing to urinate' is bursting. (I think 3 out of the first 10 of 3.7 million Google hits for 'I was bursting' fit.) – Edwin Ashworth Jul 14 '13 at 16:53
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There is no such word in English (compare to the Swedish suffix "-nödig" which means "needy" and can be attached to nouns and verbs such as "wee" or "poop" or "vomit".)

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