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

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Examples of urinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the older latrine models on the ISS, astronauts urinate into a handheld funnel and defecate into a device that looks like a smaller version of a traditional toilet seat. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Who Knew a Space Toilet Could Mean So Much?," 12 Oct. 2020 It was determined the man exposed himself to urinate. cleveland, "Man exposes himself in front yard: Rocky River Police Blotter," 19 Sep. 2020 One party guest snuck around the side of a nearby house to urinate on the fence. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland is trying to defund the police. Can it? Should it?," 1 Nov. 2020 My son, Harvey Milk, is not allowed to urinate standing up. Maureen Dowd, New York Times, "Sacha Baron Cohen: This Time He’s Serious," 17 Oct. 2020 Aldrin, the first person to urinate on the moon (into a special collection device worn around his waist) is one of hundreds of astronauts who, in between doing extraordinary things, have done the most mundane thing. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "Who Knew a Space Toilet Could Mean So Much?," 12 Oct. 2020 Cats who aren’t fans of the toilet might just choose not to urinate, according to Mikel Delgado, an animal behaviorist and postdoctoral fellow at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Candice Wang, Popular Science, "Toilet training your cat isn’t as great as it sounds," 27 Aug. 2020 Finally, around three or four months old, their external genitalia begins to develop, and pandas can finally defecate and urinate on their own. Amy Mckeever, National Geographic, "Born blind, pink, and entirely helpless, here’s how giant pandas grow up," 6 Oct. 2020 Dear Cathy, My 2-year-old maltipoo, who is housebroken, and even trained to use a doggie door, seems to like to urinate on my tile floor in my dining area in the same spot almost every night. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "Animals Matter: Dog won’t use pet door at night; what to do," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of urinate

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Urinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urinate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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