ovulate


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ov·u·late

 (ŏv′yə-lāt′, ō′vyə-)
intr.v. ov·u·lat·ed, ov·u·lat·ing, ov·u·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

[From ovule.]

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

ovulate

(ˈɒvjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Biology) (intr) to produce or discharge eggs from an ovary
[C19: from ovule]
ˌovuˈlation n

ov•u•late

(ˈɒv yəˌleɪt, ˈoʊ vyə-)

v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to produce and discharge eggs from an ovary or ovarian follicle.
[1860–65]
ov`u•la′tion, n.
ov′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

ovulate


Past participle: ovulated
Gerund: ovulating

Imperative
ovulate
ovulate
Present
I ovulate
you ovulate
he/she/it ovulates
we ovulate
you ovulate
they ovulate
Preterite
I ovulated
you ovulated
he/she/it ovulated
we ovulated
you ovulated
they ovulated
Present Continuous
I am ovulating
you are ovulating
he/she/it is ovulating
we are ovulating
you are ovulating
they are ovulating
Present Perfect
I have ovulated
you have ovulated
he/she/it has ovulated
we have ovulated
you have ovulated
they have ovulated
Past Continuous
I was ovulating
you were ovulating
he/she/it was ovulating
we were ovulating
you were ovulating
they were ovulating
Past Perfect
I had ovulated
you had ovulated
he/she/it had ovulated
we had ovulated
you had ovulated
they had ovulated
Future
I will ovulate
you will ovulate
he/she/it will ovulate
we will ovulate
you will ovulate
they will ovulate
Future Perfect
I will have ovulated
you will have ovulated
he/she/it will have ovulated
we will have ovulated
you will have ovulated
they will have ovulated
Future Continuous
I will be ovulating
you will be ovulating
he/she/it will be ovulating
we will be ovulating
you will be ovulating
they will be ovulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ovulating
you have been ovulating
he/she/it has been ovulating
we have been ovulating
you have been ovulating
they have been ovulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ovulating
you will have been ovulating
he/she/it will have been ovulating
we will have been ovulating
you will have been ovulating
they will have been ovulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ovulating
you had been ovulating
he/she/it had been ovulating
we had been ovulating
you had been ovulating
they had been ovulating
Conditional
I would ovulate
you would ovulate
he/she/it would ovulate
we would ovulate
you would ovulate
they would ovulate
Past Conditional
I would have ovulated
you would have ovulated
he/she/it would have ovulated
we would have ovulated
you would have ovulated
they would have ovulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ovulate - produce and discharge eggs; "women ovulate about once every month"
eject, expel, release, exhaust, discharge - eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
Translations

ovulate

[ˈɒvjʊleɪt] VIovular

ovulate

[ˈɒvjuleɪt] viovuler

ovulate

viovulieren

ovulate

[ˈɒvjʊˌleɪt] viovulare

ovulate

vi ovular
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