uri·​na·​tion ˌyər-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce urination (audio)
: the discharge of urine from the body : the act or process of urinating
The condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), squeezes the urethra, making urination difficult and frequent.Nathan Seppa
And chlamydia, also characterized by burning with urination, is increasingly being screened in other ways.Nancy Beth Jackson

called also micturition

Examples of urination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High blood sugar usually occurs when a person's glucose, or blood sugar levels, rise above 180 to 200 milligrams per deciliter, resulting in symptoms such as frequent urination, becoming thirsty or becoming weak and tired. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 Signs of the disease among animals include weight loss, clumsy movements, drooling, excessive thirst, urination and behavioral changes. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024 However, underlying health conditions may be the cause of abnormal voiding. Diabetes, kidney disease, and sickle cell anemia are among the health conditions that may cause excessive urination. Sarah Bradley, Health, 13 Apr. 2024 These include frequent urination, food cravings, mood changes, swelling, and yawning. Yuliya Klochan, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 Certain medications such as hydrochlorothiazide are diuretics that cause increased urination, which can lower potassium levels in the body. Bill Sullivan, Discover Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 This overgrowth of nerves caused pelvic pain and frequent urination, some of the same symptoms people with recurrent UTIs experience. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 1 Mar. 2024 But upset stomach, fatigue, frequent urination, dry mouth, and dizziness can occur. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 But, on top of that, unraveling the mysteries of urination may also provide inspiration for human physics and design challenges. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of urination was in 1599

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“Urination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urination. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


uri·​na·​tion ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce urination (audio)
: the act of urinating

called also micturition

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