urine

noun

ˈyər-ən How to pronounce urine (audio)
ˈyu̇r-
: waste material that is secreted by the kidney in vertebrates, is rich in end products of protein metabolism together with salts and pigments, and forms a clear amber and usually slightly acid fluid in mammals but is semisolid in birds and reptiles
urinous
ˈyər-ə-nəs How to pronounce urine (audio)
ˈyu̇r-
adjective

Examples of urine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cortisol levels can be tested by a doctor through blood, urine, or saliva samples, says Raj Dasgupta, MD, a physician specializing in internal medicine, pulmonology, critical care and sleep medicine, and the chief medical advisor for Fortune Recommends Health. Elizabeth Yuko, Rolling Stone, 16 July 2024 Other animals dispatch arguably grosser bodily fluids to evaporate away their body heat, including urine (seals), liquid poop (vultures) and vomit (bumblebees). Sarah Everts, TIME, 16 July 2024 Researchers are working to develop a system for extracting drinkable water from urine that astronauts could use during spacewalks. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2024 Reverse osmosis removes the water from the urine, then a pump separates the salt from the remaining water. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for urine 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin urina, from urinari to dive; akin to Sanskrit vār water and perhaps to Sanskrit varṣati it rains, Greek ourein to urinate

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urine was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Urine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

urine

noun
: waste material that is secreted by the kidneys, is rich in the end products of protein breakdown, and is usually a yellowish liquid in mammals but semisolid in birds and reptiles

Medical Definition

urine

noun
: waste material that is secreted by the kidney, is rich in end products (as urea, uric acid, and creatinine) of protein metabolism together with salts and pigments, and forms a clear amber and usually slightly acid fluid

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