intransitive verb-·rat·ed, -·rat·ing
Origin of micturatesee micturition and -ate
intransitive verbmic·tu·rat·ed, mic·tu·rat·ing, mic·tu·rates
Origin of micturateFrom Latin micturīre to want to urinate desiderative of meiere to urinate ; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present micturates, present participle micturating, simple past and past participle micturated)
- (intransitive, physiology, formal) to urinate
From Latin micturÄ«re (“to have the urge to urinate"), form of meiÅ (“urinate"), from Proto-Indo-European *meiÇµÊ°-, *miÇµÊ°- (“to urinate"). Though borrowed from Latin in Modern English (in the mid 19th century), the root of this word was present in Old English in the word mÄ«gan, which simply meant “to urinate". See: w:Latin profanity#Mingere and meiere: urination.