ejaculation
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /iˌdʒækjuˈleɪʃən/
Noun

ejaculation

  1. The act of throwing or darting out with a sudden force and rapid flight.
  2. The uttering of a short, sudden exclamation or prayer, or the exclamation or prayer uttered.
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XVI, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855 ↗:
      She gaped at us dumbly for perhaps five seconds, then uttered an ejaculation, far from suitable to mixed company, which she had no doubt picked up from fellow-Nimrods in her hunting days.
  3. (biology) The act of ejecting or suddenly throwing, as a fluid from a duct or other body structure.
    1. (specifically) A reflex in human beings and other mammals in response to sexual stimulation involving the forcible ejection from the urethra of, in males, semen; and, in females, vaginal fluid.
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