What are the major functions of the large intestine?

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What are the major functions of the large intestine?

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The most crucial function of the large intestine is to absorb water and liquids from digested food, turning the waste into a more solid material. When the large intestine is irritated or inflamed, its ability to absorb water is affected, and the wastes fail to be solidified. It also serves as temporary storage for feces, maintains an ecosystem containing more than 500 separate strands of bacteria, and performs bacterial fermentation on indigestible materials