One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1no object (of a man or male animal) eject semen from the body at the moment of sexual climax.emit semenemit, eject, discharge, release, expel, excrete, disgorge, exude, spout, shoot out, squirt out, spew out, spurt outView synonyms
2dated with direct speech Say something quickly and suddenly.‘“Indeed?” ejaculated the stranger’
exclaim, cry out, call out, yell, sing out, utter suddenly, blurt outView synonyms
- ‘They were greatly distressed, shed tears, and ejaculated a short prayer to the Almighty to have mercy upon their fellow-sufferer.’
- ‘‘Hermione,’ he ejaculated loudly, his voice cracking, ‘I love you.’’
- ‘He spoke for a dreadfully long time, quoting the Bible and ejaculating hallelujahs hither and thither.’
- ‘‘A good age,’ she ejaculated suddenly, turning round restlessly on her chair.’
- ‘‘Silly fellow,’ she ejaculated. ‘It's only a momentary pain.’’
- ‘A priest, ejaculating a prayer, set the first fire to the pile, and was followed by the rest.’
- ‘‘Gratitude!’ he ejaculated; and added wildly - ‘Jane, accept me quickly. Say, Edward - give me my name - Edward - I will marry you.’’
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’).
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