las heces
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hez

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 1).
hez(
ehs
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (sediment)
a. dregs
Sergio limpió las heces de café que habían quedado en la cafetera.Sergio cleaned the dregs of coffee left in the coffee maker.
b. lees (of wine)
Estos toneles de vino tienen muchas heces en el fondo.These wine casks have plenty of lees at the bottom.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(reprehensible people)
a. scum
Roberto vivió en las calles con los marginados y la hez de la sociedad.Roberto lived on the streets with the outcasts and the scum of society.
b. dregs
A la hez de la clase baja la enviaban al ejército para que sirviera como carne de cañón.The dregs of the lower class were sent off to the army to serve as cannon fodder.
heces
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(body waste)
a. feces
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las hemorroides hacían que las heces tuvieran un color rojo vivo.Hemorrhoids made the feces a bright-red color.
b. faeces (United Kingdom)
El médico le preguntó al paciente si había notado cambios en el color de su orina y heces.The doctor asked the patient if he had noticed any changes in the color of his urine and faeces.
c. excrement
Por las mañanas, los barrenderos limpiaban las heces de perros de los callejones.In the mornings, the street cleaners would clear up the dog excrement from the alleyways.
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hez
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (también fig)
a. dregs
hecesfeces, excrement
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hez
1 heces (Med) faeces; feces; (EEUU) [de vino] lees;
2 (escoria) dregs; scum
la hez de la sociedad the dregs o scum of society
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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