micturate

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Borrowed from Latin micturīre (to have the urge to urinate), from micturus, from meiō (urinate), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃meyǵʰ- (to urinate). Though borrowed from Latin in Modern English (in the mid 19th century), the root of this word was present in Old English in the word mīgan (and whence Early Middle English miȝen), which simply meant “to urinate”. See: w:Latin profanity#Mingere and meiere: urination.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪkt͡ʃəɹeɪt/

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micturate (third-person singular simple present micturates, present participle micturating, simple past and past participle micturated)

  1. (intransitive, physiology, formal) To urinate; to pee.

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