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ejective

[ih-jek-tiv]
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adjective
  1. serving to eject.
  2. Phonetics. (of a voiceless stop, affricate, or fricative) produced with air compressed above the closed glottis.
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noun
  1. Phonetics. an ejective stop, affricate, or fricative.
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Origin of ejective

First recorded in 1650–60; eject + -ive
Related formse·jec·tive·ly, adverbnon·e·jec·tive, adjectiveun·e·jec·tive, adjective
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  • It applies with equal felicity to things and persons, to the objective and to the ejective realm.

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    William James


British Dictionary definitions for ejective

ejective

adjective
  1. relating to or causing ejection
  2. phonetics (of a plosive or fricative consonant, as in some African languages) pronounced with a glottal stop
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noun
  1. phonetics an ejective consonant
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Derived Formsejectively, adverb
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