micturate

[ mik-chuh-reyt ]
/ ˈmɪk tʃəˌreɪt /

verb (used without object), mic·tu·rat·ed, mic·tu·rat·ing.

to pass urine; urinate.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. microxyphil,
  2. microzoon,
  3. micrurgical,
  4. micrurgy,
  5. miction,
  6. micturition,
  7. mid,
  8. mid east,
  9. mid glamorgan,
  10. mid off

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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British Dictionary definitions for micturate

micturate

/ (ˈmɪktjʊˌreɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for micturate

C19: from Latin micturīre to desire to urinate, from mingere to urinate

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Word Origin and History for micturate

micturate

v.

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

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Medicine definitions for micturate

micturate

[ mĭkchə-rāt′, mĭktə- ]

v.

To urinate.

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