coitus interruptus

[in-tuh-ruhp-tuh s]

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.

Origin of coitus interruptus

1895–1900; < New Latin: interrupted coitus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for coitus interruptus

coitus interruptus


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

1900, first attested in Havelock Ellis.

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coitus interruptus in Medicine

coitus interruptus



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