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[ih-jak-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ɪˌdʒæk yəˈleɪ ʃən/
an abrupt, exclamatory utterance.
the act or process of ejaculating, especially the discharge of semen by the male reproductive organs.
1595-1605; ejaculate + -ion Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ejaculation


an abrupt emphatic utterance or exclamation
a discharge of semen
Derived Forms
ejaculatory, ejaculative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ejaculation

c.1600, of fluids; 1620s, of utterances, from French éjaculation, from éjaculer, from Latin ejaculari (see ejaculate).

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ejaculation in Medicine

ejaculation e·jac·u·la·tion (ĭ-jāk'yə-lā'shən)
The act or process of ejaculating.

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ejaculation in Science
The act of discharging semen from the urethra during orgasm.
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Encyclopedia Article for ejaculation

the release of sperm cells and seminal plasma from the male reproductive system. Ejaculation takes place in two phases: in the first, or emission, stage, sperm are moved from the testes and the epididymis (where the sperm are stored) to the beginning of the urethra, a hollow tube running through the penis that transports either sperm or urine; in the second stage, ejaculation proper, the semen is moved through the urethra and expelled from the body

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