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ovulate

[ ov-yuh-leyt, oh-vyuh-leyt- ]
/ 藞蓲v y蓹藢le瑟t, 藞o蕣 vy蓹藢le瑟t- /
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verb (used without object), ov路u路lat路ed, ov路u路lat路ing.Biology.
to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
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Origin of ovulate

First recorded in 1860鈥65; ovule + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for ovulate

ovulate
/ (藞蓲vj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary

Derived forms of ovulate

ovulation, noun

Word Origin for ovulate

C19: from ovule
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Medical definitions for ovulate

ovulate
[ 艒vy蓹-l膩t鈥, 艔vy蓹- ]

v.
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.
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