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urinate Line breaks: urin|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈjʊərɪneɪt/

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.
pass water, go to the loo, go to the toilet, go to the lavatory, relieve oneself;
wet one's bed/pants, wet oneself;
cock/lift its leg
informal go, do it, spend a penny, have/take a leak, shake hands with an old friend, answer the call of nature, pee, pee oneself, pee one's pants, piddle, have a piddle, widdle, have a widdle, tinkle, have a tinkle
British informal wee, have a wee, wee-wee, have a Jimmy (Riddle), have a slash, have a wazz
North American informal whizz, take a whizz
vulgar slang piss, have a piss
technical micturate


Pronunciation: /jʊərɪˈneɪʃ(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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