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[yoo r-uh-neyt] /ˈyʊər əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), urinated, urinating.
to pass or discharge urine.
Origin of urinate
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin ūrīnātus, past participle of ūrīnāre, equivalent to Latin ūrīn(a) urine + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
urination, noun
urinative, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for urination
  • Once bacteria enter the bladder, they are normally removed through urination.
  • When bacteria multiply faster than they are removed by urination, infection results.
British Dictionary definitions for urination


(intransitive) to excrete or void urine; micturate
Derived Forms
urination, noun
urinative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for urination



1590s, from Medieval Latin urinatus, past participle of urinare, from urina (see urine). Related: Urinated; urinating.

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urination in Medicine

urination u·ri·na·tion (yur'ə-nā'shən)
The passing of urine. Also called emiction, miction, micturition, uresis.

urinate u·ri·nate (yur'ə-nāt')
v. u·ri·nat·ed, u·ri·nat·ing, u·ri·nates
To excrete urine.

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