ovulate

adjective
ovu·​late | \ ˈäv-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce ovulate (audio) , ˈōv-, -lət How to pronounce ovulate (audio) \

Definition of ovulate

: bearing an ovule

First Known Use of ovulate

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Ovulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovulate. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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