ejaculate [ verb ih- jak-y uh-leyt; noun ih- jak-y uh-lit] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), e·jac·u·lat·ed, e·jac·u·lat·ing. to utter suddenly and briefly; exclaim. to eject (semen). to eject suddenly and swiftly; discharge. verb (used without object), e·jac·u·lat·ed, e·jac·u·lat·ing. to eject semen. Origin of ejaculate 1570–80;
(past participle of
) shot out, equivalent to
ē- e- 1
) javelin (
) to throw +
-ātus -ate 1 Related forms un·e·jac·u·lat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ejaculate to eject or discharge (semen) in orgasm (tr) to utter abruptly; blurt out Derived Forms ejaculator, noun Word Origin
C16: from Latin
ējaculārī to hurl out, from jaculum javelin, from jacere to throw
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Word Origin and History for ejaculate v.
1570s, "emit semen," from Latin
eiaculatus, past participle of eiaculari "to throw out, shoot out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + iaculari "to throw, hurl, cast, dart," from iaculum "javelin, dart," from iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Only other surviving sense is "exclaim suddenly" (1660s). Related: Ejaculated; ejaculating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
ejaculate (ĭ-jăk ′yə-lāt′) To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge semen in orgasm. Semen ejaculated in orgasm.
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