Definition of urinate in English:

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urinate

Pronunciation: /ˈyo͝orəˌnāt/

verb

[no object]
Discharge urine; pass water.
Example sentences
  • Encourage your child to relax when she urinates so no urine is left in the bladder.
  • There is little time between feeling the need to urinate and leakage of urine.
  • It is characterised by needing to urinate often and passing a large quantity of urine, and feeling extremely thirsty.
Synonyms
informal pee, take a leak, piddle, tinkle, (take a) whiz, piss
formal micturate

Origin

Late 16th century: from medieval Latin urinat- 'urinated', from the verb urinare.

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