amatory

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From Latin amatorius (pertaining to love or a lover), from amator (a lover), from amare (to love).

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amatory (comparative more amatory, superlative most amatory)

  1. Of or relating to love, especially sexual love.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.170:
      Eggs, oysters, too, are amatory food; / But who is their purveyor from above / Heaven knows [...].

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