[verb ih-jak-yuh-leyt; noun ih-jak-yuh-lit]

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.


the semen emitted in an ejaculation.

Nearby words

  1. eisteddfod,
  2. either,
  3. either-or,
  4. eivissa,
  5. ej,
  6. ejaculatio praecox,
  7. ejaculatio precox,
  8. ejaculation,
  9. ejaculator,
  10. ejaculatory

Origin of ejaculate

1570–80; < Latin ējaculātus (past participle of ējaculārī) shot out, equivalent to ē- e-1 + jacul(um) javelin (jac(ere) to throw + -ulum -ule) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsun·e·jac·u·lat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ejaculate


verb (ɪˈdʒækjʊˌleɪt)

to eject or discharge (semen) in orgasm
(tr) to utter abruptly; blurt out

noun (ɪˈdʒækjʊlɪt)

another word for semen
Derived Formsejaculator, noun

Word Origin for ejaculate

C16: from Latin ējaculārī to hurl out, from jaculum javelin, from jacere to throw

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Word Origin and History for ejaculate



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.

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Medicine definitions for ejaculate




To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge semen in orgasm.


Semen ejaculated in orgasm.

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