from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To urinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to urinate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to pass urine through the ureter; to urinate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass urine; urinate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eliminate urine


From Latin micturīre, to want to urinate, desiderative of meiere, to urinate; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin micturīre ("to have the urge to urinate"), form of meiō ("urinate"), from Proto-Indo-European *meiǵʰ-, *miǵʰ- (“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 mīgan, which simply meant “to urinate”. See: w:Latin profanity#Mingere and meiere: urination. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Adam micturated, and considered whether to wash his hands a second time."

    David Lodge, The British Museum Is Falling Down (1965)

    October 31, 2015

  • It is pretty great. I have a cow orker who always says this, it cracks me up.

    For some reason this word makes me think of rabbits.

    July 19, 2007

  • Mihi mingendum est!

    May 31, 2007

  • kudos to the wordie who remembered this gem! :D

    December 13, 2006