Definition of ejaculate in English:
- ‘Gratitude!’ he ejaculated; and added wildly - ‘Jane, accept me quickly. Say, Edward - give me my name - Edward - I will marry you.’
- ‘Hermione,’ he ejaculated loudly, his voice cracking, ‘I love you.’
- ‘Silly fellow,’ she ejaculated. ‘It's only a momentary pain.’
late 16th century: from Latin ejaculat- 'darted out', from the verb ejaculari, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + jaculari 'to dart' (from jaculum 'dart, javelin', from jacere 'to throw').
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