- to pass urine; urinate.
Origin of micturate
1835–45; < Latin mictur(īre) to desire to urinate (mict(us), past participle of mingere to urinate + -ur- desiderative suffix + -ī- theme vowel + -re infinitive ending) + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for micturate
Take this to heart, ye children of Cain who eat doubloons and micturate water.Droll Stories, Complete
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The effect of large doses is to cause great pain in the renal region and urgent wish to micturate.
- (intr) a less common word for urinate
C19: from Latin micturīre to desire to urinate, from mingere to urinate
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Word Origin and History for micturate
"urinate," by 1842, from micturition; malformed and with an erroneous sense; condemned from its birth.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To urinate.
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