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EJAC'ULATE, verb transitive [Latin ejaculor, from jaculor, to throw or dart, jaculum, a dart, from jacio, to throw.]

To throw out; to cast; to shoot; to dart; as rays of light ejaculated.

It is now seldom used, except to express the utterance of a short prayer; as, he ejaculated a few words.