from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sexual intercourse deliberately interrupted by withdrawal of the penis from the vagina prior to ejaculation.
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- n. Sexual intercourse interrupted by withdrawal of the penis before ejaculation.
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- n. a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
New Latin : Latin coitus, coitus + Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere, to interrupt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin coitus ("sexual intercourse") + interruptus ("interrupted, cut short"), the present participle of interrumpo ("to interrupt, to cut short"). (Wiktionary)