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urinate Syllabification: u·ri·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͝orəˌnāt/

Definition of urinate in English:


[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.
informal pee, take a leak, piddle, tinkle, (take a) whiz, piss
formal micturate


Pronunciation: /ˌyo͝orəˈnāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Everyday we lose about 10 cups of our body water through sweat, exhaled air, urination and bowel movements.
  • These muscles relax as the bladder fills with urine and contract during urination.
  • This pain and pressure may increase as the bladder fills and decrease as it empties in urination.


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

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