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ovulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Birth
ovulateov‧u‧late /ˈɒvjəleɪt $ ˈɑːv-/ verb [intransitive]  HBMBwhen a woman or female animal ovulates, she produces eggs inside her bodyovulation /ˌɒvjəˈleɪʃən $ ˌɑːv-/ noun [uncountable]
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ovulateIndeed, in some species such as rabbits, the very act of mating induces the female to ovulate.After menstruation has finished, they could either remain caffeine-free or drink only small amounts until they ovulate again.That sensitivity rises when they are ovulating, becoming up to 10,000 times more acute than at menstruation.In vitro fertilization can restore fertility to women who ovulate but can not conceive because their Fallopian tubes are blocked.A woman who is not ovulating escapes the sharp changes in hormone levels that can lead to mood swings.She doesn't begin to ovulate until she has been mated and will not become fertile for another two or three days.
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Verb table
ovulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyovulate
he, she, itovulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyovulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ovulated
he, she, ithas ovulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ovulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ovulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ovulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ovulating
he, she, itis ovulating
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you, we, theyare ovulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas ovulating
you, we, theywere ovulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ovulating
he, she, ithas been ovulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ovulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ovulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ovulating
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