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

Definition of urinate

intransitive verb

: to discharge urine : micturate

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The good news is that urinating when excited is normal for puppies, and usually something that’s grown out of. Sara Werning, The Mercury News, "Critter corner: How to calm excitable pup pee-DQ," 7 June 2019 While there are many ways to play with pee, golden showers specifically refer to one partner urinating on the other, often in a BDSM scene. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Pick a Safe Word, It's Kink Month at Allure," 1 May 2019 The inventor of the Wee Wee Pad—absorbent pads designed to be urinated on by dogs—is asking $39.95 million for his deluxe Fifth Avenue apartment. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Wee Wee Pad Inventor Lists Fifth Avenue Spread for $39.95 Million," 9 Apr. 2019 The man appeared to urinate on the geyser while a park ranger repeatedly yelled at him to get to safety. Fox News, "Yellowstone tourist ticketed for walking too close, appearing to urinate on Old Faithful," 18 Sep. 2018 In September, Business Insider reported on the conditions Flex contractors face, including physically demanding work, lack of overtime wages, and, yes, feeling the need to urinate in bottles to make their deliveries on time. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Amazon is cutting costs with its own delivery service — but its drivers don’t receive benefits," 26 Dec. 2018 The hallmark is usually an abrupt change in normal voiding pattern with children urinating sometimes every five to 10 minutes. Daniel R. Taylor, Philly.com, "Medical Mystery: Kids who can't stop going," 1 June 2018 They are also seen encouraging their dog to urinate inside of the mosque. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Moms Took Kids To Mosque To Broadcast Islamophobic Rant on Facebook Live," 17 Mar. 2018 Jessica Goldman Srebnick was standing in front of a cartoon image of Donald Trump urinating on the Constitution, biting her lip with mild concern. Victoria Stevens, Town & Country, "Meet the Graffitti Queen of Miami," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of urinate

1599, in the meaning defined above

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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