ejac·​u·​la·​tion | \ i-ˌja-kyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce ejaculation (audio) \

Definition of ejaculation

1 : an act of ejaculating specifically : a sudden discharging of a fluid from a duct
2 : something ejaculated especially : a short sudden emotional utterance There was a buzz of gratification from time to time during the reading, accompanied by whispered ejaculations of "How sweet!" "How eloquent!" "So true!" etc. … — Mark Twain

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Examples of ejaculation in a Sentence

He was greeted with ejaculations of surprise. uttered a profane ejaculation upon stubbing his toe in the dark
Recent Examples on the Web The two steps of insertion and ejaculation can take no more than a five-count in some species. Emily Willingham, Wired, "Does a Millipede Have a Penis? Well ... Define 'Penis'," 22 Sep. 2020 Today, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine sell antler velvet soups and powders to treat ailments ranging from back pain and anemia to premature ejaculation. Alec Luhn, National Geographic, "World’s largest reindeer herd targeted by poachers for antler velvet," 12 Aug. 2020 One company, called Morari, showed off a prototype of a perineum patch that is supposed to help those who struggle with premature ejaculation. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES," 8 Jan. 2020 So blue balls is the result of not having that release of ejaculation, or orgasm. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "What Is Blue Balls?," 3 Sep. 2019 What is released then is not precum, but the actual first small emissions of ejaculation. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Can You Get Pregnant From Precum? An Ob-Gyn Explains," 5 June 2019 For context, the average ejaculation happens within three to five minutes. Vanessa Marin, Allure, "Ask a Sex Therapist: My Partner Struggles With Premature Ejaculation. How Can I Help Him?," 19 Apr. 2019 Compare that to Mapplethorpe’s portrait of Dennis Speight naked, holding a spray of calla lilies like a floral ejaculation. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "Has Robert Mapplethorpe’s Moment Passed?," 25 July 2019 First, a quick bit of background on premature ejaculation (PE). Vanessa Marin, Allure, "Ask a Sex Therapist: My Partner Struggles With Premature Ejaculation. How Can I Help Him?," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of ejaculation

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ejaculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejaculation. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ejaculation

medical : the release of semen from the penis
old-fashioned : a short and sudden expression of emotion


ejac·​u·​la·​tion | \ i-ˌjak-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce ejaculation (audio) \

Medical Definition of ejaculation

: the act or process of ejaculating specifically : the sudden or spontaneous discharging of a fluid (as semen in orgasm) from a duct — see premature ejaculation

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