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Definition of ovulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ovulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ovulate
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪt//
 
he / she / it ovulates
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪts//
 
past simple ovulated
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle ovulated
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form ovulating
BrE BrE//ˈɒvjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːvjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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(of a woman or a female animal) to produce an egg (called an ovum), from the ovary Word Origin late 19th cent.: back-formation from ovulation, or from medieval Latin ovulum ‘little egg’ (diminutive of ovum) + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ovulate