ovulate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

ovule +‎ -ate

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ˈɒvjʊleɪt/
    • (file)
  • (adjective) IPA(key): /ˈɒvjʊlət/

VerbEdit

ovulate (third-person singular simple present ovulates, present participle ovulating, simple past and past participle ovulated)

  1. (intransitive) To produce eggs or ova.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 96:
      Other studies have shown that women living near the equator have a marked tendency to ovulate during the full moon.

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AdjectiveEdit

ovulate (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Containing, or bearing, an ovule.
    • 1948, W. C. Cumming, ‎Francis Irving Righter, Methods Used to Control Pollination of Pines in the Sierra Nevada of California (page 3)
      Ovulate flowers are usually isolated by enclosing them individually or in clusters in pollenproof bags []

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ReferencesEdit

  • ovulate” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • ovulate at OneLook Dictionary Search

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ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

ovulate

  1. inflection of ovulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2Edit

ParticipleEdit

ovulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of ovulato

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