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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Employees reportedly receive very little break time and are often forced to urinate in trash cans because of a lack of bathroom breaks. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Amazon’s triumphant pay raise is also a political play," 3 Oct. 2018 Two seasonal park workers were fired after being caught on a webcam urinating on the geyser in 2009. Fox News, "Yellowstone tourist ticketed for walking too close, appearing to urinate on Old Faithful," 18 Sep. 2018 Actor George Lopez once pretended to urinate on the star, and the star was once covered in #Resist stickers in an apparent protest of the president’s rhetoric — just to name a few. Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Bail for the 24-Year-Old Who Destroyed Trump's Walk of Fame Star Was Set at $20,000," 26 July 2018 Among its revelations: Before firing Comey, President Trump was obsessed with allegations in an intelligence dossier that Trump had watched Russian prostitutes urinating on each other in a Moscow hotel in 2013. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "Before James Comey’s stunning memoir, there was George Tenet’s remarkable tell-all," 15 Apr. 2018 Defense attorney Scot Courtney has maintained that Hernandez, who had a blood alcohol level of more than two times the legal limit to drive, was intoxicated and urinating in the parking lot when Thompson drove up to the restaurant. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Prosecutors: Houston man pinned fellow Denny’s patron for 15 minutes in fatal chokehold," 19 June 2018 There were four arrests for underaged drinking, in addition to about 30 summons for violations of ordinances, including open containers, drinking in public and urinating in public. Amy S. Rosenberg, Philly.com, "Margate police: We kept the lid on Club Wa this year," 30 May 2018 Other businesses complain about homeless people defecating and urinating in front of their stores or hassling their customers for food. Dakota Smith, latimes.com, "Los Feliz traffic median's latest makeover might include planters in a bid to thwart homeless encampments," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of urinate

1599, in the meaning defined above

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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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