micturition

micturition

[mik-chuh-rish-uhn]
noun
the act of passing urine; urination.

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin micturī(re) to desire to urinate (see micturate) + -tion

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

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micturition
1725, "the need very badly to urinate," from L. micturitum, from pp. of micturire "to desire to urinate," desiderative of mingere "to urinate," related to meiere (see mash (n.)). As during the final 20 minutes of a 4-hour film after drinking a 32-ounce Mountain Dew from the
snack bar and the movie ends with a drawn-out farewell scene while Frodo is standing on the pier and wavelets lap audibly on the dock as if the director was a sadist set on compounding your torment.
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micturition mic·tu·ri·tion (mĭk'chə-rĭsh'ən, -tə-)
n.

  1. See urination.

  2. The desire to urinate.

  3. The frequency of urination.

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