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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.
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ovulate

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

ovulate

[ˈɒvjʊleɪt] VIovular
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ovulate

[ˈɒvjuleɪt] viovuler
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ovulate

viovulieren
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ovulate

[ˈɒvjʊˌleɪt] viovulare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ovulate

vi ovular
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When the egg is ovulated, you want sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes available to fertilize that egg.
Out of 48 patients treated with clomiphene and metformin, 30 patients ovulated & 21 patients conceived.
The aims of this study were to determine the effects of short-term feeding with a high-energy diet on the ovulatory capacity, metabolite, and hormonal profiles of ewes in low body condition score (BCS), and to investigate the relationship between these variables in the ovulated ewes.
"Firstly, she shouldn't have ovulated anyway and then secondly, was that she has actually birthed a month later than other red pandas have historically done at Adelaide Zoo," Catt said.
In the first two evaluations, the number of large follicles (LF), preovulatory follicles (POF), follicles that had undergone ovulation (ovulated, OF; visualization of a hemorrhagic site), and corpus luteum (CL) were determined.
Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo opened a "love tunnel" between their enclosures after tests showed female panda Tian Tian had ovulated.
The pair have a window of just 36 hours in which to mate, after tests showed she had ovulated.
By the end of 12 weeks, 20 of 26 subjects (76.9%) in the MSX group had ovulated, compared with 29 of 31 subjects (93.5%) in the CC group.
Of those who used the pill consistently, three of the 96 with normal weight ovulated, as did one of the 54 with obesity.
Of the 150 women who used the pill consistently, three of the 96 women with normal weight ovulated, as did one of the 54 women with obesity.
Less than five days later, or if you haven't yet ovulated, you could have an emergency coil fitted.
In hens (n = 8) that ovulated during the observational period, the ovulated egg was first detected 2 hours after oviposition; thus, ovulation occurred shortly after oviposition in all birds.