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copulate

[ verb kop-yuh-leyt; adjective kop-yuh-lit ]
/ verb 藞k蓲p y蓹藢le瑟t; adjective 藞k蓲p y蓹 l瑟t /
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verb (used without object), cop路u路lat路ed, cop路u路lat路ing.
to engage in sexual intercourse.
adjective
connected; joined.
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Origin of copulate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Latin c艒pul膩tus bound together. See copula, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM copulate

cop路u路la路to路ry [kop-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /藞k蓲p y蓹 l蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢to蕣r i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for copulate

copulate
/ (藞k蓲pj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to perform sexual intercourse

Derived forms of copulate

copulation, nouncopulatory, adjective

Word Origin for copulate

C17: from Latin copul膩re to join together; see copula
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