from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To eject or discharge abruptly, especially to discharge (semen) in orgasm.
  • transitive v. To utter suddenly and passionately; exclaim.
  • intransitive v. To eject semen.
  • n. The semen discharged in an ejaculation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Of a male, to eject semen (or, of a female, vaginal fluid) during an orgasm.
  • v. To eject abruptly
  • v. To say abruptly.
  • n. Semen ejected during an ejaculation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To utter ejaculations; to make short and hasty exclamations.
  • intransitive v. to eject semen; -- of a male animal (esp. a human or other mammal) during coitus.
  • transitive v. To throw out suddenly and swiftly, as if a dart; to dart; to eject.
  • transitive v. To throw out, as an exclamation; to utter by a brief and sudden impulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw out; cast forth; shoot out; dart. [Archaic, except in technical use.]
  • To utter as an exclamation, or in an exclamatory manner; utter suddenly and briefly: as, to ejaculate a cry or a prayer.
  • To utter ejaculations; speak in an abrupt, exclamatory manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. utter impulsively
  • v. eject semen
  • n. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract


Latin ēiaculārī, ēiaculāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + iaculārī, to throw (from iaculum, dart; see yē- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)


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  • Perhaps it was an unsuccessful innuendo?

    September 25, 2008

  • I don't think ejaculate, the verb meaning "eject semen," is particularly oral.

    September 23, 2008

  • Both definitions relate to something oral.

    September 23, 2008

  • Then you might enjoy this list.

    September 23, 2008

  • I far prefer the non-sexual use of this word. I find it a delight when I find this in a victorian work.

    September 23, 2008