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