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

Definition of urinate

intransitive verb

: to discharge urine : micturate

Examples of urinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The condition that is happening in the series where Franklin can’t urinate — that was real, my situation. Greg Braxtonsenior Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Quinapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that prevents blood vessels from narrowing, while hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, which causes a person to urinate more and flushes out sodium in the body. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2022 One employee told one of the suspects to not urinate in the back of the building when that suspect assaulted and pointed a gun at that employee, the news release states. Rosana Hughes, ajc, 27 Feb. 2022 Unfortunately, this system doesn’t work so well in many older people, and can sometimes invert entirely so that the levels are low at night, and people need to urinate more. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Nov. 2021 Another video shows a man tied up on the ground as uniformed officers urinate on his face. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2021 Williams was first admitted to Stroger, run by Cook County Health, on Aug. 31, 2018, for severe back and leg pain, inability to urinate and other health issues, the suit says. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 Some resorted to carrying bottles in which to urinate, said Dachuan Nie, the president of the International Alliance of Delivery Workers, who himself continues to deliver food to earn a living. CBS News, 2 Feb. 2022 Cal returns returns home and proceeds to urinate in the foyer. Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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13 May 2022

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“Urinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinate. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for urinate


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

Kids Definition of urinate

: to pass urine out of the body


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

Medical Definition of urinate

: to discharge urine : micturate

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