urinate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
    Our new puppy still urinates on the carpet, but we're toilet-training her.
    Boys on their campsite should avoid urinating within 200 feet of the lake.

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.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

urinate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of urini

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

urinate

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

urinate f pl

  1. feminine plural of urinato

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ūrīnāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ūrīnātus