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coitus interruptus

[in-tuh-ruhp-tuh s] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp təs/
noun, plural coitus interrupti
[in-tuh-ruhp-tahy] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp taɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
coitus that is intentionally interrupted by withdrawal before ejaculation of semen into the vagina.
2.
an act or instance of this.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin: interrupted coitus
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British Dictionary definitions for coitus interrupti

coitus interruptus

/ˌɪntəˈrʌptəs/
noun
1.
the deliberate withdrawal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation
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Word Origin and History for coitus interrupti
coitus interruptus
1900, first attested in Havelock Ellis.
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coitus interrupti in Medicine

coitus interruptus coitus in·ter·rup·tus (ĭn'tə-rŭp'təs)
n.
Sexual intercourse deliberately interrupted by withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation. Also called onanism.

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