Dictionary: E-JAC'U-LA-TO-RY – E-LAMP'ING

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  1. Suddenly darted out; uttered in short sentences; as, an ejaculatory prayer or petition.
  2. Sudden; hasty; as, ejaculatory repentance. L'Estrange.
  3. Outing; throwing out.

E-JECT', v.t. [L. ejicio, ejectum; e and jacio, to throw, Fr. jeter, L. jacto.]

  1. To throw out; to cast forth; to thrust out, as from a place inclosed or confined. Sandys. South.
  2. To discharge through the natural passages or emunctories; to evacuate Encyc.
  3. To throw out or expel from an office; to dismiss from an office; to turn out; as, to eject a clergyman.
  4. To dispossess of land or estate.
  5. To drive away; to expel; to dismiss with hatred. Shak.
  6. To cast away; to reject; to banish; as, to eject words bale language. Swift.

E-JECT'ED, pp.

Thrown out; thrust out; discharged; evacuated; expelled; dismissed; dispossessed; rejected.

E-JECT'ING, ppr.

Casting out; discharging; evacuating; expelling: dispossessing; rejecting.

E-JEC'TION, n. [L. ejectio.]

  1. The act of casting out; expulsion.
  2. Dismission from office.
  3. Dispossession; a turning out from possession by force or authority.
  4. The discharge of any excrementitious matter through the pores or other emunctories; evacuation; vomiting; discharge by stool.
  5. Rejection.


  1. Literally, a casting out; a dispossession.
  2. In law, a writ or action which lies for the recovery of possession of land from which the owner has been ejected, and for trial of title. Ejectment may be brought by the lessor against the lessee for rent in arrear, or for holding over his term; also by the lessee for years, who has been ejected before the expiration of his term. Encyc.


One who ejects or dispossesses another of his land. Blackstone.

EJ-U-LA'TION, n. [L. ejulatio, from ejulo, to cry, to yell, to wail. Perhaps j represents g, and this word may be radically one with yell, Sax. giellan, gyllan.]

Outcry; a wailing; a loud cry expressive of grief or pain; mourning; lamentation. Philips.

EKE, adv. [Sax. eac; D. ook; G. auch; Sw. och; Dan. og; W. ac; L. ac, and, also. This seems to be the same word as the verb, and to denote, add, join, or addition. Ch. אחה, to join.]

Also; likewise; in addition. Twill be prodigious hard to prove, / That this is eke the throne of love. Prior. [This word is nearly obsolete, being used only in poetry of the familiar and ludicrous kind.]

EKE, v.t. [Sax. eacan; Sw. öka; Dan. öger. The primary sense is to add, or to stretch, extend, increase. Qu. L. augeo. The latter seems to be the Eng. to wax.]

  1. To increase; to enlarge; as, to eke a store of provisions. Spenser.
  2. To add to; to supply what is wanted; to enlarge by addition; sometimes with out; as, to eke or eke out a piece of cloth; eke out a performance. Pope.
  3. To lengthen; to prolong; as, to eke out the time. Shak.

EK-E-BERG'ITE, n. [from Ekeberg.]

A mineral, supposed to be a variety of scapolite. Cleaveland.

EK'ED, pp.

Increased; lengthened.

EK'ING, n.

Increase or addition.

EK'ING, ppr.

Increasing; augmenting; lengthening.

E-LAB'O-RATE, a. [L. elaboratus.]

Wrought with labor; finished with great diligence; studied; executed with exactness; as, an elaborate discourse; an elaborate performance. Drawn to the life in each elaborate page. Waller.

E-LAB'O-RATE, v.t. [L. elaboro, from laboro, labor. See Labor.]

  1. To produce with labor. They in full joy elaborates a sigh. Young.
  2. To improve or refine by successive operations. The heat of the sun elaborates the juices of plants and renders the fruit more perfect.


Produced with labor or study; improved.


With great labor or study; with nice regard to exactness.


The quality of being elaborate or wrought with great labor. Johnson.


Producing with labor; improving; refining by successive operations.


Improvement or refinement by successive operations. Ray.




A fatty substance produced by the action of nitric acid upon certain oils, especially castor oil. Brande.

E-LAIN', n. [Gr. ελαινος, oily.]

The oily or liquid principle of oils and fats. Chevreul.

E-LAMP'ING, a. [See Lamp.]

Shining. [Not in use.]