[ verb kop-yuh-leyt; adjective kop-yuh-lit ]
/ verb ˈkɒp yəˌleɪt; adjective ˈkɒp yə lɪt /
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verb (used without object), cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing.
to engage in sexual intercourse.
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OTHER WORDS FROM copulatecop·u·la·to·ry [kop-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈkɒp yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Not only does it wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night, it runs and hangs from bars, swims, eats, copulates, plays, raises its pups to maturity.
British Dictionary definitions for copulate
/ (ˈkɒpjʊˌleɪt) /
(intr) to perform sexual intercourse
Derived forms of copulatecopulation, nouncopulatory, adjective
Word Origin for copulate
C17: from Latin copulāre to join together; see copula
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Medical definitions for copulate
[ kŏp′yə-lāt′ ]
To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.
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