[ verb kop-yuh-leyt; adjective kop-yuh-lit ]
/ verb ˈkɒp yəˌleɪt; adjective ˈkɒp yə lɪt /
verb (used without object), cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing.
to engage in sexual intercourse.
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Origin of copulate
Related formscop·u·la·to·ry [kop-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈkɒp yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for copulate
/ (ˈkɒpjʊˌleɪt) /
(intr) to perform sexual intercourse
Derived Formscopulation, nouncopulatory, adjective
Word Origin for copulate
C17: from Latin copulāre to join together; see copula
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Medicine definitions for copulate
[ kŏp′yə-lāt′ ]
To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.
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