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verb (used with object), jac·u·lat·ed, jac·u·lat·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsjac·u·la·tion, nounjac·u·la·tor, nounjac·u·la·to·ry [jak-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈdʒæk yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivein·ter·jac·u·late, verb (used with object), in·ter·jac·u·lat·ed, in·ter·jac·u·lat·ing.in·ter·jac·u·la·to·ry, adjective
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