urinate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From urine +‎ -ate, from Medieval Latin urino, from Classical Latin ūrīna (urine). More at urea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjʊəɹɪneɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈjɝɹɪneɪt/
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Verb[edit]

urinate (third-person singular simple present urinates, present participle urinating, simple past and past participle urinated)

  1. (urology) To pass urine from the body.

Usage notes[edit]

This is a medical term loaned from Latin, but some people prefer to use this word in some social situations as an alternative to piss which can be too vulgar and pee, wee, etc. which can sound embarrassingly childish. The same applies to the noun urine.

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Adverb[edit]

urinate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of urini

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

urinate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of urinare
  2. second-person plural imperative of urinare
  3. feminine plural of urinato

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Participle[edit]

ūrīnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ūrīnātus