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Ancient Greek a throwing out, a digression.


ecbole (plural ecboles)

  1. (rhetoric) A digression in which a person is introduced speaking his or her own words.
  2. The point at which a male's sex drive is at its peak, supposed to be dictated by a natural cycle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ecbole in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)