Meaning of “fornicate” in the English Dictionary

"fornicate" in British English

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fornicateverb [ I ]

uk /ˈfɔː.nɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈfɔːr.nə.keɪt/ formal disapproving

to have sex with someone who you are not married to

noun [ U ] uk /ˌfɔː.nɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌfɔːr.nəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
noun [ C ] uk /ˈfɔː.nɪ.keɪ.tər/ us /ˈfɔːr.nə.keɪ.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “fornicate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)