Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) engage in sexual intercourse

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Synonyms of Copulate

couple, mate, pair

Origin of the word Copulate

  1. 14c., from L. copulatus, pp. of copulare "join together, link, unite," from copula "band, tie, link," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Originally simply "to join" (see copulation). more

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