ejac·​u·​la·​tion | \i-ˌja-kyə-ˈlā-shən \

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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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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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 Good news for men: Frequent ejaculation appears to be linked to a lower risk for prostate cancer. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "10 health benefits of having more sex," 1 Mar. 2018 Premature ejaculation is a bigger issue when a man has a partner who can have orgasms from intercourse. Time, "Ask Dr. Ruth: How Can I Help My Partner Last Longer in Bed?," 15 Mar. 2018 Men reporting 21 or more ejaculations a month were less likely to get prostate cancer than men who ejaculated four to seven times a month. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "10 health benefits of having more sex," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ejaculation

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of ejaculation

medical : the release of semen from the penis

: a short and sudden expression of emotion


ejac·​u·​la·​tion | \i-ˌjak-yə-ˈlā-shən \

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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