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copulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
copulatecop‧u‧late /ˈkɒpjəleɪt $ ˈkɑːp-/ verb [intransitive + with] technical  HBSEX/HAVE SEX WITHto have sexcopulation /ˌkɒpjəˈleɪʃən $ ˌkɑːp-/ noun [uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
copulateWithin it, they copulate and lay eggs.Coming across two snakes copulating, he kills the female and discovers himself transformed into a woman.His world was filled with copulating inanimate objects and people getting their faces ripped off.Although invisible to present probes, such preternaturally potent super-snakes are conceivably copulating throughout the icy blackness of outer space.Why did human oestrus fade almost entirely away so that human beings copulate when one partner is not fertile?However, a male sometimes copulates with another male.They may copulate with the women but otherwise often have little to do with them.A male is potentially capable of fertilizing hundreds of females, if he could only copulate with them.
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Verb table
copulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycopulate
he, she, itcopulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycopulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave copulated
he, she, ithas copulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad copulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill copulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have copulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam copulating
he, she, itis copulating
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you, we, theyare copulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas copulating
you, we, theywere copulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been copulating
he, she, ithas been copulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been copulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be copulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been copulating
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