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[yoo r-uh-neyt]
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verb (used without object), u·ri·nat·ed, u·ri·nat·ing.
  1. to pass or discharge urine.
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Origin of urinate

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin ūrīnātus, past participle of ūrīnāre, equivalent to Latin ūrīn(a) urine + -ātus -ate1
Related formsu·ri·na·tion, nounu·ri·na·tive, adjective
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Related Words for urinate

pee, tinkle, micturate, peepee

British Dictionary definitions for urinate


  1. (intr) to excrete or void urine; micturate
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Derived Formsurination, nounurinative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for urinate


1590s, from Medieval Latin urinatus, past participle of urinare, from urina (see urine). Related: Urinated; urinating.

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urinate in Medicine


  1. To excrete urine.
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