[ verb ih-jak-yuh-leyt; noun ih-jak-yuh-lit ]
/ verb ɪˈdʒæk yəˌleɪt; noun ɪˈdʒæk yə lɪt /

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.


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 forms

un·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 Forms

ejaculator, noun

Word Origin for ejaculate

C16: from Latin ējaculārī to hurl out, from jaculum javelin, from jacere to throw
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Medicine definitions for ejaculate


[ ĭ-jăkyə-lāt′ ]


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


Semen ejaculated in orgasm.
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