UK [ˈfɔː(r)nɪkeɪt] / US [ˈfɔrnɪˌkeɪt] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "fornicate":
present tense I/you/we/they fornicate he/she/it fornicates present participle fornicating past tense fornicated past participle fornicated showing disapproval
to have sex with someone that you are not married to. This word shows you think this is morally wrong.

Derived words:
UK [ˌfɔː(r)nɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌfɔrnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable
noun countable
Word forms "fornicator":
singular fornicator plural fornicators

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  • Fornicate — For ni*cate, v. i. [L. fornicatus, p. p. of fornicari to fornicate, fr. fornix, icis, a vault, a brothel in an underground vault.] To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fornicate — fornicate1 [fôr′ni kāt΄] vi. fornicated, fornicating [< LL(Ec) fornicatus, pp. of fornicari, to fornicate < L fornix (gen. fornicis), a brothel, orig., vault < fornus, an oven, akin to fornax, FURNACE] to commit fornication fornicator n …   English World dictionary

  • Fornicate — For ni*cate, Fornicated For ni*ca ted, a. [L. fornicatus, fr. fornix, icis, an arch, vault.] 1. Vaulted like an oven or furnace; arched. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Arching over; overarched. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fornicate — v. To have sex with someone to whom one is not married. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • fornicate — (v.) 1550s, from L.L. fornicatus, pp. of fornicari (see FORNICATION (Cf. fornication)). Perhaps in some cases a back formation from fornication. Related: Fornicated; fornicating …   Etymology dictionary

  • fornicate — [v] have sexual intercourse be promiscuous, commit adultery, philander, sleep around; concepts 375,384 …   New thesaurus

  • fornicate — ► VERB formal or humorous ▪ have sexual intercourse with someone one is not married to. DERIVATIVES fornication noun fornicator noun. ORIGIN Latin, from fornix vaulted chamber , later brothel …   English terms dictionary

  • fornicate — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)nɪkeɪt[/t]] fornicates, fornicating, fornicated V RECIP: pl n V, V with n, V (non recip) (disapproval) To fornicate means to have sex with someone you are not married to. [FORMAL] Derived words: fornication [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)nɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]… …   English dictionary

  • Fornicate gyrus — The fornicate gyrus is a gyrus of the cerebral cortex, located on the medial surface adjacent to the corpus callosum. It is named for the fornix, a tract of white matter that runs beneath its surface roughly in a loop, from the amygdala to the… …   Wikipedia

  • fornicate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Late Latin fornicatus, past participle of fornicare to have intercourse with prostitutes, from Latin fornic , fornix arch, vault, brothel Date: 1552 intransitive verb to commit fornication transitive verb to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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