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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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Also, learn how can you tell if you're not ovulating and what happens next if you're not.
retailers do not accurately predict when a woman is ovulating. This information is critical for women trying to get pregnant and could improve their chances by helping them to better select at-home tests to guide intercourse timing.
"This was much easier than other things I' did to see when I was ovulating."
On the basis of these measurements, the average number of follicles (total number of follicles in the different size categories per total number of ewes in each group), the number of ovulating ewes (total number of ovulating ewes per total number of ewes in each group), the number of multiovulating ewes (total number of ewes recording multiple ovulations per total number of ewes in each group), the ovulation rate (total number of CL per total number of ovulating ewes in each group), and the mean ovulation rate (total number of CL per total number of all ewes in each group) were measured in each of the control and supplemental groups.
Not ovulating regularly (anovulation) is common during adolescence and perimenopause, and is a common cause of temporarily absent or heavy menstrual periods."
Some signs suggest that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.
"When the cubs are still present, they should inhibit the female from ovulating."
If she is not ovulating, dots and circles may appear.
Female ferrets you see, hereafter referred to as jills, keep coming into season and ovulating until such time as they are mated by a male.
The researchers conducted three studies, one of which had ovulating and non-ovulating women play the 'dictator game'.
You may want to consider a test to make sure you are ovulating. But have sex as often as you can with your partner - not just during your ovulation time.