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

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Recent Examples on the Web Fearful dogs may show the whites of their eyes and urinate on themselves when approached by other pets. Iris Katz, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Pet Wise: Learn to interpret animal body language before another pet enters your household," 13 Dec. 2019 Infected animals walk in repetitive patterns, hold their heads low, salivate, frequently urinate and grind their teeth, according to the commission. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, "New case of chronic wasting disease diagnosed in Arkansas deer," 6 Dec. 2019 Difficulty urinating An epidural will numb the nerves that alert you when your bladder is full, Dr. Greves says. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "Epidural Side Effects and Risks, According to an Ob-Gyn," 12 Nov. 2019 Officials said a man entered an apartment building near the National Palace seeking to urinate in the courtyard and was confronted by residents. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 8," 8 Dec. 2019 Disorderly conduct: Madison Avenue Police arrested an adult male about 12:30 a.m. Nov. 2 after receiving information about a man urinating on a building and yelling at people. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Woman reports vehicle theft: Lakewood Police Blotter," 17 Nov. 2019 Countless visitors have been caught diving in the canals, urinating in the open, or sunbathing in bikinis. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, "Gondoliers-turned-divers scour famed lagoon and canals for trash," 4 Nov. 2019 Smithers was also said to have a receptionist who lived in a backroom during the workweek, as well as patients who slept outside and urinated in the parking lot, WSET-TV reports. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Virginia Doctor Who Illegally Prescribed 500,000 Opioid Doses Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison," 3 Oct. 2019 Disorderly conduct: Garden Drive A 19-year-old Italian National, who is a student at Notre Dame College, was seen urinating in a yard around 2 a.m. Sept. 1. cleveland.com, "Woman says man was masturbating as he asked her for directions: South Euclid Police Blotter," 12 Sep. 2019

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1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Urinate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinate. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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