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jaculate

[ jak-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˈdʒæk yəˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), jac·u·lat·ed, jac·u·lat·ing.

to throw or hurl (a dart, javelin, etc.).

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Origin of jaculate

1615–25; <Latin jaculātus (past participle of jaculāre to throw the javelin), equivalent to jacul(um) javelin (noun use of neuter of jaculus used for hurling, equivalent to jac- hurl + -ulus adj. suffix) + -ātus-ate1

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