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[mik-chuh-reyt] /ˈmɪk tʃəˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), micturated, micturating.
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 Unabridged
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(intransitive) a less common word for urinate
Derived Forms
micturition (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

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

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micturate in Medicine

micturate mic·tu·rate (mĭk'chə-rāt', mĭk'tə-)
v. mic·tu·rat·ed, mic·tu·rat·ing, mic·tu·rates
To urinate.

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