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Definition of fornicate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

fornicate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈfɔrnəˌkeɪt//
 
[intransitive] (formal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fornicate
 
he / she / it fornicates
 
past simple fornicated
 
-ing form fornicating
 
 
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to have sex with someone that you are not married to
fornication
 
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NAmE//ˌfɔrnəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
NAmE//ˈfɔrnəˌkeɪt̮ər//
 
noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fornicate