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

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Synonyms for ejaculation


cry, exclamation, interjection

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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

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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 But that study also found that cannabis use was associated with premature ejaculation. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Does Cannabis Actually Affect Sex?," 25 Mar. 2019 Up there with tiger tooth extraction and female bonobo ejaculation sampling is giving a pregnant shark an ultrasound. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Some Unborn Sharks Swim from Uterus to Uterus Inside Their Mom," 7 Jan. 2019 Various health conditions can cause retrograde ejaculation, including diabetes, spinal injuries, medications, and surgery of the bladder, prostate, or urethra. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "Can Men Cause Fertility Issues?," 1 Oct. 2018 Medical causes could include swelling of the veins that drain the testicle, infections, tumors, Celiac disease or ejaculation problems. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Study: Nutrition in nuts may help boost sperm count," 10 July 2018 When the pleasure of ejaculation has been in short supply, the fruit fly heads straight for the bar, choosing liquid food spiked with alcohol over the liquid food that is standard sustenance for fruit flies in the lab. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Fruit flies help explain why a male orgasm matters," 19 Apr. 2018 These neurons produce a protein, called corazonin, that turns on the ejaculation process. National Geographic, "Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction," 19 Apr. 2018 New research shows that for male fruit flies, the process of ejaculation might actually be quite pleasurable. National Geographic, "Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ejaculation

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ejaculation was in 1603

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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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