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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to urinate

Third person singular
urinat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to urinate (third-person singular simple present urinat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (medicine) To pass urine from the body.
    1877 See that the bladder is emptied just before he goes to bed. Wake him once or twice during the night, and have him urinate. Use all possible means to remove the cause of irritation by giving him plenty of out-of-door exercise and a very simple, though nutritious, diet. — John Harvey Kellogg, Plain facts for Old and Young ....

Usage notes

This is a medical term loaned from Latin, but some people prefer to use this word in some social situations as an alternative to piss which can be too vulgar and pee, wee, etc. which can sound embarrassingly childish. The same applies to the noun urine.

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Italian

Verb

urinate [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|urinate]]

  1. Second-person plural present tense of urinare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of urinare.
  3. Feminine plural of urinato.

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