nocturnal emission

nocturnal emission n an involuntary discharge of semen during sleep often accompanied by an erotic dream compare WET DREAM

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reflex emission of the semen during sleep.

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  • nocturnal emission — n. an involuntary emission of semen during sleep, usually accompanying a WET DREAM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Nocturnal emission — This article is about the biological function. For the sound art group, see Nocturnal Emissions. For fictional works, see Wet Dream (disambiguation). A nocturnal emission involves either ejaculation during sleep for a male, or lubrication of the… …   Wikipedia

  • nocturnal emission — noun ejaculation during sleep (usually during a dream) • Hypernyms: ↑ejaculation • Part Holonyms: ↑wet dream * * * nocˌturnal eˈmission 7 [nocturnal emission] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • nocturnal emission —    an involuntary ejaculation of semen    Spitting, vomiting, sweating, sneezing, or ejaculation during copulation are not included:     He got a good deal of pleasure from nocturnal emissions. (Sharpe, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • nocturnal emission — noun An ejaculation or orgasm while asleep, often accompanied by an erotic dream. Syn: night emission, wet dream …   Wiktionary

  • nocturnal emission — the release of semen during sleep, often during a sexual dream. Also called wet dream. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • nocturnal emission — wet dream , instance in which a man involuntarily ejaculates semen during sleep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nocturnal emission — noun an involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep …   English new terms dictionary

  • nocturnal emission — noctur′nal emis′sion n. psl phl involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • nocturnal emission — /nɒkˌtɜnəl əˈmɪʃən/ (say nok.ternuhl uh mishuhn) noun an involuntary ejaculation of semen during sleep. See wet dream …   Australian English dictionary

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