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From Latin intro-', "into", + mission, "sending", from Latin missio, from perfect passive participle missus, "sent", from verb mittere, "send", + noun of action -io. Commonly used to refer to the instant at which sexual intercourse begins, when the penis first slides into (enters) the vagina.


intromission (plural intromissions)

  1. the state of being allowed to enter; admittance
  2. the act of allowing to enter; admission
  3. putting one thing into another; insertion
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  4. copulation
  5. (law, Scotland) An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

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