ejaculate

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From Latin ēiaculātus, perfect passive participle of ēiaculor (hurl, shoot out), from ē (out) + iaculor (throw, dart), from iaculum (a missile, a dart), from iaciō (to throw, to hurl).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈdʒæk.jʊ.leɪt/
  • (US) enPR: ĭjăʹkyəlāt, IPA(key): /ɪˈdʒæk.jə.leɪt/

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ejaculate (third-person singular simple present ejaculates, present participle ejaculating, simple past and past participle ejaculated)

  1. (intransitive) Of a male, to eject semen (or, of a female, vaginal fluid) during an orgasm.
  2. (transitive) To eject abruptly; to throw out suddenly and swiftly.
    • Blackmore
      Its active rays ejaculated thence.
  3. (transitive) To say abruptly.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16
      --Half a crown, Stephen responded. I daresay he needs it to sleep somewhere.
      --Needs! Mr Bloom ejaculated, professing not the least surprise at the intelligence, I can quite credit the assertion and I guarantee he invariably does.

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ejaculate (plural ejaculates)

  1. Semen ejected during an ejaculation.

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