ejaculate

1 of 2

verb

ejac·​u·​late i-ˈja-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce ejaculate (audio)
ejaculated; ejaculating

transitive verb

1
: to eject from a living body
specifically : to eject (semen) in orgasm
2
: to utter suddenly and vehemently

intransitive verb

: to eject a fluid
ejaculator noun

ejaculate

2 of 2

noun

ejac·​u·​late i-ˈja-kyə-lət How to pronounce ejaculate (audio)
: the semen released by one ejaculation

Examples of ejaculate in a Sentence

Verb He was unable to ejaculate. “Eureka!” the Greek mathematician Archimedes is said to have ejaculated upon discovering a method for determining the purity of gold

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Latin ejaculatus, past participle of ejaculari to throw out, from e- + jaculari to throw, from jaculum dart, from jacere to throw — more at jet

First Known Use

Verb

1578, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ejaculate was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Ejaculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejaculate. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

ejaculate

verb
ejac·​u·​late
i-ˈjak-yə-ˌlāt
ejaculated; ejaculating
1
: to eject a fluid and especially semen
2
: to utter suddenly and forcefully
ejaculatory
-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē
-ˌtȯr-
adjective

Medical Definition

ejaculate

1 of 2 verb
ejac·​u·​late i-ˈjak-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce ejaculate (audio)
ejaculated; ejaculating

transitive verb

: to eject from a living body
specifically : to eject (semen) in orgasm

intransitive verb

: to eject a fluid (as semen)
ejaculator noun

ejaculate

2 of 2 noun
ejac·​u·​late -lət How to pronounce ejaculate (audio)
: the semen released by one ejaculation
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