Definition of copulate in English:

copulate

Line breaks: copu|late
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒpjʊleɪt
 
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verb

[no object]

Derivatives

copulatory

adjective
More example sentences
  • The penis serves as an outlet for urine and semen and as a copulatory organ.
  • Throughout the study period, all mounting behavior and complete copulatory sequences (those involving intromission and ejaculation) were recorded during critical incident sampling.
  • For each male, we used the number of observed copulations as an estimate of his total copulatory success.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'join'): from Latin copulat- 'fastened together', from the verb copulare, from copula (see copula).

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