jaculation

jaculate

[jak-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), jaculated, jaculating.
to throw or hurl (a dart, javelin, etc.).

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin jaculātus (past participle of jaculāre to throw the javelin), equivalent to jacul(um) javelin (noun use of neuter of jaculus used for hurling, equivalent to jac- hurl + -ulus adj. suffix) + -ātus -ate1

jaculation, noun
jaculator, noun
jaculatory [jak-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
interjaculate, verb (used with object), interjaculated, interjaculating.
interjaculatory, adjective
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