Definition of coitus interruptus in English:

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coitus interruptus

Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊɪtəs ˌɪntəˈrʌptəs/


[mass noun]
Sexual intercourse in which the penis is withdrawn before ejaculation.
Example sentences
  • Such incomplete discharge was brought about by practices like masturbation or coitus interruptus, or simply by sexual abstinence.
  • What about loaded words, such as birth control, coitus interruptus, contraception, and, although Biller does not say it, family planning?
  • Another possibility occurring to the ingenious very early in human history was the practice of coitus interruptus, whereby the man withdraws and ejaculates outside the vagina.


From coitus + Latin interruptus 'interrupted'.

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