verb (used without object), micturated, micturating.
to pass urine; urinate.

1835–45; < Latin mictur(īre) to desire to urinate (mict(us), past participle of mingere to urinate + -ur- desiderative suffix + -ī- theme vowel + -re infinitive ending) + -ate1

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micturate (ˈmɪktjʊˌreɪt)
(intr) a less common word for urinate
[C19: from Latin micturīre to desire to urinate, from mingere to urinate]

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Word Origin & History

"urinate," by 1842, from 'micturation; malformed and with an erroneous sense; condemned from its birth.
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micturate mic·tu·rate (mĭk'chə-rāt', mĭk'tə-)
v. mic·tu·rat·ed, mic·tu·rat·ing, mic·tu·rates
To urinate.

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Example sentences
At home among quiet surroundings and during the night there was no such desire to micturate.
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