copulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin copulare (to couple) perfect participle, from stem copulat-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (verb)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒp.jʊ.leɪt/
      • (file)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɔ.pjə.leɪt/
    • Rhymes: -ɒpjəleɪt
  • (adjective)

Verb[edit]

copulate (third-person singular simple present copulates, present participle copulating, simple past and past participle copulated)

  1. (somewhat formal) To engage in sexual intercourse.
    The amorous couple were found copulating inside the car.

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Adjective[edit]

copulate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Joined; associated; coupled.
  2. (grammar) Joining subject and predicate; copulative.
    • 1870, Francis March, A Comparative Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language
      Copulate words may be really a simple subject, 1, a repetition of the same notion, often a climax

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

copulate

  1. inflection of copulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle[edit]

copulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of copulato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōpulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōpulō

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