(lip-SOO-ree-uh) A noun, denoting the need to excrete waste or fulfill other bodily needs. Derived from the Greek word λιψουρία, meaning “desire of making water, natural needs.”

Lipsouria strikes particularly often while we’re in a theater watching a movie, or in an automobile between rest stops. But since it can refer to bodily needs other than excretion, it can be a useful word if you don’t want to have to specify which bodily need you just went to the bathroom to fulfill.

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