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Webster 1913 Edition


Urine

U′rine

,
Noun.
[F.
urine
, L.
urina
; akin to
urinari
to plunge under water, to dive, Gr. [GREEK] urine; cf. Skr.
vār
water, Icel.
[GREEK]r
drizzling rain, AS.
wær
the sea.]
(Physiol.)
In mammals, a fluid excretion from the kidneys; in birds and reptiles, a solid or semisolid excretion.
☞ In man, the urine is a clear, transparent fluid of an amber color and peculiar odor, with an average density of 1.02. The average amount excreted in 24 hours is from 40 to 60 ounces (about 1,200 cubic centimeters). Chemically, the urine is mainly an aqueous solution of urea, salt (sodium chloride), and uric acid, together with some hippuric acid and peculiar pigments. It usually has an acid reaction, owing to the presence of acid phosphates of soda or free uric acid. Normally, it contains about 960 parts of water to 40 parts of solid matter, and the daily average excretion is 35 grams (540 grains) of urea, 0.75 gram (11 grains) of uric acid, and 16.5 grams (260 grains) of salt. Abnormally, it may contain sugar as in diabetes, protein as in Bright’s disease, bile pigments as in jaundice, or abnormal quantities of some one or more of the normal constituents.

U′rine

,
Verb.
I.
To urinate.
[Obs.]
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Urine

U'RINE

,
Noun.
[L. urina; Gr.]
An animal fluid or liquor secreted by the kidneys, whence it is conveyed into the bladder by the ureters, and through the urethra discharged. The urine of beasts is sometimes called stale.

U'RINE

,
Verb.
I.
[supra.] To discharge urine.

Definition 2021


Urine

Urine

See also: urine, uriné, and urinë

German

Noun

Urine m

  1. plural of Urin

urine

urine

See also: Urine, uriné, and urinë

English

Noun

urine (usually uncountable, plural urines)

  1. (physiology) Liquid excrement consisting of water, salts and urea, which is made in the kidneys, stored in the bladder, then released through the urethra.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.

Synonyms

  • See Wikisaurus:urine

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

urine (third-person singular simple present urines, present participle urining, simple past and past participle urined)

  1. (archaic) To urinate.
    • 1814, The Medical and Physical Journal (volume 31, page 226)
      He got out of bed every time he urined, or tried to urine.

Anagrams

References

  1. Watkins, Calvert (2000). The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. 2nd edition, page 100, s.v. wē-r-. ISBN 0-618-08250-6.

French

Etymology

From Middle French urine, respelled from Old French orine to reflect the original Latin spelling, from Latin urina. Old French orine likely derived from a Vulgar Latin intermediate form *aurina, which was influenced by aurum (gold). Compare also Italian orina.

Noun

urine f (plural urines)

  1. urine

Verb

urine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of uriner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of uriner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of uriner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of uriner
  5. second-person singular imperative of uriner

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

urine f

  1. plural of urina

Anagrams


Middle French

Etymology

From Old French orine, respelled urine to reflect the Latin spelling urina.

Noun

urine f (plural urines)

  1. urine

Portuguese

Verb

urine

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of urinar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of urinar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of urinar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of urinar