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micturate

[mik-chuh-reyt]
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verb (used without object), mic·tu·rat·ed, mic·tu·rat·ing.
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • Take this to heart, ye children of Cain who eat doubloons and micturate water.

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    Honore de Balzac

  • The effect of large doses is to cause great pain in the renal region and urgent wish to micturate.


British Dictionary definitions for micturate

micturate

verb
  1. (intr) a less common word for urinate
Derived Formsmicturition (ˌmɪktjʊˈrɪʃən), noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin micturīre to desire to urinate, from mingere to urinate
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Word Origin and History for micturate

v.

"urinate," by 1842, from micturition; malformed and with an erroneous sense; condemned from its birth.

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micturate in Medicine

micturate

(mĭkchə-rāt′, mĭktə-)
v.
  1. To urinate.
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