uri·​nate | \ ˈyər-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce urinate (audio) , ˈyu̇r-\
urinated; urinating

Definition of urinate

intransitive verb

: to discharge urine : micturate

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Jessica Goldman Srebnick was standing in front of a cartoon image of Donald Trump urinating on the Constitution, biting her lip with mild concern. Victoria Stevens, Town & Country, "Meet the Graffitti Queen of Miami," 7 Dec. 2018 Possible side effects include dryness of the skin, mouth, eyes, nose and throat; sore throat; headaches; blurred vision and dilated pupils; and constipation and trouble urinating. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating," 30 June 2018 Such incidents include biting, defecating, urinating and lunging at other passengers. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "JetBlue tightens rules for emotional support animals," 7 June 2018 The man appeared to urinate on the geyser while a park ranger repeatedly yelled at him to get to safety. Fox News, "Yellowstone tourist ticketed for walking too close, appearing to urinate on Old Faithful," 18 Sep. 2018 The man appeared to urinate on the geyser while a park ranger repeatedly yelled at him to get to safety. Mead Gruver, The Seattle Times, "Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed," 17 Sep. 2018 Suspicion, SOM Center Road: Officers located a man urinating outside a vehicle behind Fox & the Hound around 12:30 a.m. April 7. Andy Attina / Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Woman learns friend stole credit card, used it fraudulently: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 19 Apr. 2018 Privacy - Terms Police were told the loss prevention officer had led Griffin out of the store for allegedly urinating into a water bottle in a changing room. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "He was escorted out for peeing in a bottle at an Illinois mall when shots were fired, cops say," 14 June 2018 Simply urinate, get naked, and weigh yourself in kilograms. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of urinate

1599, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of urinate

medical : to send urine out of the body


uri·​nate | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce urinate (audio) \
urinated; urinating

Kids Definition of urinate

: to pass urine out of the body
uri·​nate | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce urinate (audio) \
urinated; urinating

Medical Definition of urinate

: to discharge urine : micturate

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