fornicate

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verb for·ni·cate \ˈfȯr-nə-ˌkāt\

Definition of fornicate

fornicated

;

fornicating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to commit fornication

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to commit fornication with

fornicator

play \ˈfȯr-nə-ˌkā-tər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of fornicate

Late Latin fornicatus, past participle of fornicare to have intercourse with prostitutes, from Latin fornic-, fornix arch, vault, brothel


FORNICATE Defined for English Language Learners

fornicate

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verb

Definition of fornicate for English Language Learners

  • : to have sexual intercourse


Medical Dictionary

fornicate

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verb for·ni·cate \ˈfȯr-nə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of fornicate

fornicated

;

fornicating

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to commit fornication

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to commit fornication with

fornicator

\-ˌkāt-ər\play noun


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