pass water

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From medical use of pass to refer to removing a substance from the body through natural processes.


pass water (third-person singular simple present passes water, present participle passing water, simple past and past participle passed water)

  1. (euphemistic) To urinate.
    • 1996 July 16, Daine Mahood, "Caught in a web of spinal pain," Independent (UK) (retrieved 27 July 2015):
      My bladder has also been affected by nerve damage: sometimes I cannot pass water, sometimes I have to have a catheter.
    • 2015 Jan. 18, Associated Press, "Mystery Kidney Disease Killing Sri Lankan Farmer," New York Times (retrieved 27 July 2015):
      [P]atients arrived at hospitals complaining of fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain and difficulty passing water.


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