Definition of ejaculate in US English:



Pronunciation /ēˈjakyəˌlāt//iˈdʒækjəˌleɪt/
  • 1no object (of a man or male animal) eject semen from the body at the moment of sexual climax.

    emit semen
    emit, eject, discharge, release, expel, excrete, disgorge, exude, spout, shoot out, squirt out, spew out, spurt out
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  • 2dated with direct speech Say something quickly and suddenly.

    ‘“Indeed?” ejaculated the stranger’
    • ‘They were greatly distressed, shed tears, and ejaculated a short prayer to the Almighty to have mercy upon their fellow-sufferer.’
    • ‘‘Silly fellow,’ she ejaculated. ‘It's only a momentary pain.’’
    • ‘He spoke for a dreadfully long time, quoting the Bible and ejaculating hallelujahs hither and thither.’
    • ‘‘Gratitude!’ he ejaculated; and added wildly - ‘Jane, accept me quickly. Say, Edward - give me my name - Edward - I will marry you.’’
    • ‘‘Hermione,’ he ejaculated loudly, his voice cracking, ‘I love you.’’
    • ‘‘A good age,’ she ejaculated suddenly, turning round restlessly on her chair.’
    • ‘A priest, ejaculating a prayer, set the first fire to the pile, and was followed by the rest.’
    exclaim, cry out, call out, yell, sing out, utter suddenly, blurt out
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Pronunciation /ɪˈdʒækjʊlət//iˈjakyo͝olət/
  • Semen that has been ejected from the body.


Late 16th century: from Latin ejaculat- ‘darted out’, from the verb ejaculari, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + jaculari ‘to dart’ (from jaculum ‘dart, javelin’, from jacere ‘to throw’).