detumesce

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːtjuːˈmɛs/, /diːtʃuːˈmɛs/

Verb[edit]

detumesce (third-person singular simple present detumesces, present participle detumescing, simple past and past participle detumesced)

  1. (intransitive, of sexual organs) To leave the erect, sexually aroused state.
  2. (intransitive, of a person) To lose one's sexual arousal: to experience the detumescence of one's sexual organs.
  3. (transitive) To cause (a person) to detumesce: to induce detumescence.

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