[ ov-yuh-leyt, oh-vyuh-leyt- ]
/ ˈɒv yəˌleɪt, ˈoʊ vyəˌleɪt- /
verb (used without object), ov·u·lat·ed, ov·u·lat·ing. Biology.
to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ovulate
ov·u·la·tion, nounov·u·la·to·ry [ov-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, oh-vyuh-] /ˈɒv yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈoʊ vyə-/, adjectivemul·ti·ov·u·late, adjectivemul·ti·ov·u·lat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ovulate
“As long as they have an adequate body weight, most women will ovulate just fine, even on marathon weekend,” he says.
Your doctor can help pinpoint any potential roadblocks and, in some cases, might prescribe medication to help you ovulate.
British Dictionary definitions for ovulate
/ (ˈɒvjʊˌleɪt) /
(intr) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary
Derived forms of ovulateovulation, noun
Word Origin for ovulate
C19: from ovule
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Medical definitions for ovulate
[ ō′vyə-lāt′, ŏv′yə- ]
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.
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