[yoo r-uh-neyt]

verb (used without object), u·ri·nat·ed, u·ri·nat·ing.

to pass or discharge urine.

Nearby words

  1. urinary stress incontinence,
  2. urinary stuttering,
  3. urinary system,
  4. urinary tract,
  5. urinary tract infection,
  6. urination,
  7. urine,
  8. urine analysis,
  9. uriniferous,
  10. uriniferous tubule

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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British Dictionary definitions for urination



(intr) to excrete or void urine; micturate
Derived Formsurination, nounurinative, adjective

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Word Origin and History for urination



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

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Medicine definitions for urination




The passing of urine.emiction miction micturition uresis




To excrete urine.

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