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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.
[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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|Noun||1.||copulation - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur|
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, intercourse, relation, congress
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
fuck, fucking, nookie, nooky, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, screwing, shtup, ass, shag, screw - slang for sexual intercourse
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman