ejaculate[ē jak′yo̵̅o̅ lāt′, i-; -yə-]
intransitive verbejaculated, ejaculating
- to eject or discharge (esp. semen)
- to utter suddenly and vehemently; exclaim
Origin of ejaculate; from Classical Latin ejaculatus, past participle of ejaculari, to throw out ; from e-, out + jaculari, to throw ; from jaculum, a dart, missile ; from jacere, to throw: see jet
verbe·jac·u·lat·ed, e·jac·u·lat·ing, e·jac·u·lates
- To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge (semen) in orgasm.
- To utter suddenly and passionately; exclaim.
Origin of ejaculateLatin ēiaculārī, ēiaculāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + iaculārī, to throw (from iaculum, dart; see yē- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present ejaculates, present participle ejaculating, simple past and past participle ejaculated)
From Latin ēiaculātus, perfect passive participle of ēiaculor (“hurl, shoot out”), from ē (“out”) + iaculor (“throw, dart”), from iaculum (“a missile, a dart”), from iaciō (“to throw, to hurl”).