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cop·u·late

 (kŏp′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing, cop·u·lates
1. To engage in sexual intercourse in which the penis is inserted into the vagina.
2. To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.
adj. (-lĭt)
Coupled; joined.

[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]

cop′u·la′tion n.
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

copulate

(ˈkɒpjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) to perform sexual intercourse
[C17: from Latin copulāre to join together; see copula]
ˌcopuˈlation n
ˈcopulatory adj

cop•u•late

(v. ˈkɒp yəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to engage in sexual intercourse.
adj.
2. connected; joined.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin cōpulātus, past participle of cōpulāre to join, unite. See copula]
cop`u•la′tion, n.
cop′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

copulate


Past participle: copulated
Gerund: copulating

Imperative
copulate
copulate
Present
I copulate
you copulate
he/she/it copulates
we copulate
you copulate
they copulate
Preterite
I copulated
you copulated
he/she/it copulated
we copulated
you copulated
they copulated
Present Continuous
I am copulating
you are copulating
he/she/it is copulating
we are copulating
you are copulating
they are copulating
Present Perfect
I have copulated
you have copulated
he/she/it has copulated
we have copulated
you have copulated
they have copulated
Past Continuous
I was copulating
you were copulating
he/she/it was copulating
we were copulating
you were copulating
they were copulating
Past Perfect
I had copulated
you had copulated
he/she/it had copulated
we had copulated
you had copulated
they had copulated
Future
I will copulate
you will copulate
he/she/it will copulate
we will copulate
you will copulate
they will copulate
Future Perfect
I will have copulated
you will have copulated
he/she/it will have copulated
we will have copulated
you will have copulated
they will have copulated
Future Continuous
I will be copulating
you will be copulating
he/she/it will be copulating
we will be copulating
you will be copulating
they will be copulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been copulating
you have been copulating
he/she/it has been copulating
we have been copulating
you have been copulating
they have been copulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been copulating
you will have been copulating
he/she/it will have been copulating
we will have been copulating
you will have been copulating
they will have been copulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been copulating
you had been copulating
he/she/it had been copulating
we had been copulating
you had been copulating
they had been copulating
Conditional
I would copulate
you would copulate
he/she/it would copulate
we would copulate
you would copulate
they would copulate
Past Conditional
I would have copulated
you would have copulated
he/she/it would have copulated
we would have copulated
you would have copulated
they would have copulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.copulate - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
nick - mate successfully; of livestock
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
tread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
service, serve - mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
deflower, ruin - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
mount, ride - copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"
breed, cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
bugger, sodomise, sodomize - practice anal sex upon
sodomise, sodomize - copulate with an animal

copulate

verb have intercourse, have sex, screw (taboo slang), shag (taboo slang, chiefly Brit.), ball (taboo slang, chiefly U.S.), fuck (taboo slang), hump (taboo slang), bonk (informal) The males will copulate with every female on heat.

copulate

verb
To engage in sexual relations with:
Translations

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] VIcopular

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] vicopuler

copulate

vikopulieren

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] viaccoppiarsi
References in classic literature ?
And when I began to consider that, by copulating with one of the YAHOO species I had become a parent of more, it struck me with the utmost shame, confusion, and horror.
Empirical work has found that, in odonates, copulating pairs are more vulnerable to predation than are single males (Fincke, 1982), and in a semiaquatic bug, Microvelia austrina, the proportion found in copulation is lower when there is a predator present (Sih, 1988).
Pacquiao said in a controversial interview that gay people copulating with each other is a behavior worse than animals, which can distinguish the other sex.
So perhaps rather than demonising a handful of women who have decided to go it alone in their families, maybe we'd be better off saving our wrath for the families who are expert at traditional copulating - but utter failures when it comes to love.
Beheadings, couples copulating in phone boxes, grotesque disease - they are spread before us and we greedily feed on them.
Then they gaze out toward the resort grounds and witness two poorly rendered CGI rhinos copulating with great vigor.
7 ( ANI ): Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil depicting copulating insects and found that they engaged in sex in missionary position in early stages of evolution.
030) "Bats eavesdrop on the sound of copulating flies.
A few times, the female flew away (N = 4), but when returning ended up copulating with the satellite male, while the guarding male remained in the same position.
The cages were divided into 4 groups with 3 replicates according to the phases of life during the adult stage or days after emergence as follows: early somatic phase (3-5 d); late somatic phase (10-15 d); copulating phase (23-35 d) and oviposition phase (45-58 d) as described by Idowu & Modder (1998).
For the shutterbug Renu, exhibiting photographs -- including that of copulating flies -- was a fulfilling experience.
At this point, the logic of the mash-up dictates that I should cut to an animated infographic of rabbits copulating and shout, "Woo-hoo, there ya'all go, folks