urinate

verb
uri·nate | \ ˈyər-ə-ˌnāt , ˈyu̇r- \
urinated; urinating

Definition of urinate 

intransitive verb

: to discharge urine : micturate

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Other words from urinate

urination \ˌyər-ə-ˈnā-shən, yu̇r- \ noun

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In a video published by TMZ, comedian George Lopez can be seen pretending to urinate on the commander-in-chief's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the help of a water bottle. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "George Lopez pretends to urinate on Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star," 12 July 2018 But perhaps in time the growing trans pet community will embrace its gender-nonconforming brothers and sisters (male dogs who squat to urinate, females who mount). Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 After four weeks of recovery, Asdourian was able to urinate on his own. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Every man's nightmare: The serious case of the 'Broken Bananah'," 18 Apr. 2018 For suspected infractions such as defacing property or urinating in public, a person must be cited on at least three occasions within 90 days to be banned. Ted Andersen, SFChronicle.com, "Two-thirds of people banned from BART are black — and agency isn’t asking why," 6 July 2018 But when investigators raised the possibility of doing a DNA test on the suspicious tasting water, Perez admitted to urinating into the bottle once, police said. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "She rejected a coworker’s advances. Then she began tasting urine in her water bottle, Minnesota police say | Miami Herald," 8 Mar. 2018 The Russian government, in return, was said to supply Trump with secrets about his political rivals while collecting compromising information on him, including recording him with prostitutes who supposedly urinated on a bed in a Moscow hotel. Washington Post, "Some questions in Trump-Russia dossier now finding answers," 29 June 2018 And if a traveler’s animal urinates or defecates on the floor at PDX, the new rules will require an owner to remain at the site until someone from the janitorial staff arrives. Harriet Baskas, USA TODAY, "Airports join airlines in tightening the leash on animal travel," 27 June 2018 Engler spent his time as MSU President verbally urinating on child molest survivors of Nassar and scheming to hurt them. CBS News, "Michigan State University president urged to resign by 2 trustees," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of urinate

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of urinate was in 1599

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urinate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of urinate

medical : to send urine out of the body

urinate

verb
uri·nate | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnāt \
urinated; urinating

Kids Definition of urinate

: to pass urine out of the body

uri·nate | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌnāt \
urinated; urinating

Medical Definition of urinate 

: to discharge urine : micturate

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