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for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kāt),
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse.

fornicate

Medspeak
adjective Arched or vaulted; referring to a fornix.
 
Sexology
verb To engage in coitus or sexual intercourse.

for·ni·cate

(fōr'ni-kăt, kāt)
1. Vaulted or arched; resembling a fornix.
2. To have sexual intercourse with anyone to whom one is not then married.
See: fornication
[L. fornicatus, arched, fr. fornix, vault, arch]

1 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kăt, -kāt″) [L. fornicatus, arched, vaulted, fr fornix, vault]
Shaped like a fornix; arched; vaulted.

2 fornicate

(for′nĭ-kāt″) [L. fornicari fr fornix, arch (because brothels were located in vaulted basements)]
To commit fornication.
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Fornicate and (given the size of the resulting tabloid headlines) yell would be more like it.
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If we were supposed to fornicate in public, we would not have bedrooms.
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