coitus interruptus

[ in-tuh-ruhp-tuh s ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrʌp təs /

noun, plural coitus in·ter·rup·ti [in-tuh-ruhp-tahy] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp taɪ/.

coitus that is intentionally interrupted by withdrawal before ejaculation of semen into the vagina.
an act or instance of this.

Nearby words

  1. coit,
  2. coital,
  3. coital exanthema,
  4. coition,
  5. coitus,
  6. coitus reservatus,
  7. cojones,
  8. coke,
  9. coke oven,
  10. coke, sir edward

Origin of coitus interruptus

1895–1900; < New Latin: interrupted coitus

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British Dictionary definitions for coitus interruptus

coitus interruptus

/ (ˌɪntəˈrʌptəs) /

noun

the deliberate withdrawal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation
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Word Origin and History for coitus interruptus

coitus interruptus

n.

1900, first attested in Havelock Ellis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for coitus interruptus

coitus interruptus

[ ĭn′tə-rŭptəs ]

n.

Sexual intercourse deliberately interrupted by withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation.onanism

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