micturition (n.) 1725, "the need very badly to urinate," from L. micturitum, from pp. of micturire "to desire to urinate," desiderative of mingere "to urinate," from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (Cf. Skt. mehati "urinates;" Avestan maezaiti "urinates;" Gk. omeikhein "to urinate;" Armenian mizem "urinate;" Lith. minЕѕu "urinate;" O.E. migan "to urinate," micga "urine," meox "dung, filth"). As during the final 20 minutes of a 4-hour film after drinking a 32-ounce Mountain Dew from the snack bar and the movie ends with a drawn-out farewell scene while Frodo is standing on the pier and wavelets lap audibly on the dock the whole time as if the director was a sadist set on compounding your torment.

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  • Micturition — Mic tu*ri tion, n. [L. micturire to desire to make water, v. desid. fr. mingere, mictum, to make water.] The act of voiding urine; urination; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • micturition — [mik΄tyo͞o rish′ən, mik΄tərish′ən] n. [< L micturitus, pp. of micturire, to desire to urinate < mingere, to urinate < meiere, to urinate < IE base * meiĝh > MASH] the act of urinating …   English World dictionary

  • Micturition — Urination, the act of urinating. The word "micturition" comes from the Latin "micturire" which has a slightly different meaning, namely "to want to urinate." [A contribution entitled "Fetal Micturition" to… …   Medical dictionary

  • micturition — noun see micturate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • micturition — /mik cheuh rish euhn/, n. the act of passing urine; urination. [1715 25; < L micturi(re) to desire to urinate (see MICTURATE) + TION] * * * …   Universalium

  • micturition — noun urination …   Wiktionary

  • micturition — (mi ktu ri sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Besoin fréquent de rendre l urine. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. micturire, désidératif de mingere (voy. miction) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • micturition — mic·tu·ri·tion || ‚mɪktjÉ™ rɪʃn / jÊŠ n. urination; unhealthy tendency toward urination …   English contemporary dictionary

  • micturition — mic·tu·ri·tion …   English syllables

  • micturition — n.; see urination …   The new mediacal dictionary