urine

noun
\ ˈyər-ən How to pronounce urine (audio) , ˈyu̇r- \

Definition of urine

: 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

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Other Words from urine

urinous \ ˈyər-​ə-​nəs How to pronounce urinous (audio) , ˈyu̇r-​ \ adjective

Examples of urine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After you've been given time to heal, your doctor will likely test your urine to see whether the infection has left your system. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Kidney Infection Signs and Symptoms You Should Never Ignore," 30 Dec. 2019 Cold weather moves blood and other body fluids from your arms and legs to your core, increasing your urine output. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "These 5 Sports Drinks Will Keep You Hydrated All Winter Long," 17 Nov. 2019 Over the years, Michael Gillespie noticed blood in his urine, and in the fall of 2017, his wife finally made him see a doctor. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Ransomware Superhero of Normal, Illinois," 28 Oct. 2019 His nightly urine output totaled about 51 ounces - the equivalent of 11/2 quarts. The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Michigan man’s mystery ailment amazes, perplexes doctors," 22 Sep. 2019 Our urine is so toxic that the signs in the bathroom instruct patients to flush twice. Longreads, "Communiqué from an Exurban Satellite Clinic of a Cancer Pavilion Named after a Financier," 17 Sep. 2019 The researchers also claimed that the alkaline water was more hydrating because the average urine output of the experimental group was lower. Christy Brissette, chicagotribune.com, "There’s no solid evidence alkaline water is better for you," 29 Aug. 2019 The researchers also claimed that the alkaline water was more hydrating because the average urine output of the experimental group was lower. Christy Brissette, Washington Post, "Is alkaline water really better for you?," 28 Aug. 2019 But damage and infections caused specifically by the misplacement of a catheter are more rare and can be prevented through practices like monitoring urine output before and after the catheter is placed. Andy Marso, kansascity, "VA inflated catheter in Missouri man's penis, causing bleeding then death, suit says," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of urine

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urine

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

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

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10 Jan 2020

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“Urine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urine. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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More Definitions for urine

urine

noun
How to pronounce urine (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of urine

medical : waste liquid that collects in the bladder before leaving the body

urine

noun
\ ˈyu̇r-ən How to pronounce urine (audio) \

Kids Definition of urine

: the yellowish liquid produced by the kidneys and given off from the body as waste

urine

noun
\ ˈyu̇r-ən How to pronounce urine (audio) \

Medical Definition of urine

: 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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