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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"
do it, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, 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"
sodomise - practice anal sex upon
sodomise - 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
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Continuous recording (sensu Martin & Bateson 1993) was made of all relevant behavioral events such as fights between males, copulations, and ovipositions.
Many species of birds engage in so-called extra-pair copulations. For these affairs, females in some species find males whose song repertoires are bigger than the playlist of their regular partner (SN: 5/4/96, p.
and 1:00 P.M., for 10 consecutive days, and the times at which copulations occurred, the identities of the males, and copulation durations were recorded.
As measured by the number of copulation onsets and breaks, first males had fewer copulations (mean 2.2, range 24) than second males (mean 3.7, range 2-12; Mann-Whitney U = 489, P < 0.001, Fig.
A study of warblers in Sweden, for example, reported that females look for mates with big repertoires and will indulge in what scientists call extra-pair copulations with males that have even bigger playlists, explains Donald E.
The behavior was repeated, in general outline if not in minute detail, both during a given copulation and in different copulations.
We assessed whether any morphological traits predicted mating success, using a regression analysis including the number of copulations as the response variable, along with male morphology (as predicted by the PCA) and male condition as predictive variables.
In this sexually dimorphic species, the larger female drags the smaller male during copulations that can last several hours (H.
Smith, 1797) reared in the laboratory have documented that the number of copulations in cages with multiple couples (n= 25) is twice greater (Milano et al., 2008) than the number of copulations in cages with only one couple (Juarez et al., 2012).
"Many hybrid waterfowl," writes Rohwer (as part of a future blog post soliciting help from the waterfowling community in his study efforts), "are thought to result from forced copulations, occurring between species.
However, males developed on different substrates showed differences in mating success: males of the "banana strain" and of the "cornmeal strain" were more successful in achieving copulations than males of the "tomato strain".