sexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sexuālis, from sexus (sex); see sex.

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Adjective[edit]

sexual (comparative more sexual, superlative most sexual)

  1. Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.
    Giving oral sex is my favorite sexual act.
  2. Of or relating to gender.
    • 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1: 
      One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
    Women face sexual discrimination in the workplace.
  3. Of or relating to sexuality.
    She's a very sexual woman;  a sexual innuendo.
  4. Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse
    sexual preferences

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Noun[edit]

sexual (plural sexuals)

  1. (biology) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
  2. (LGBT) A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual m sg (feminine singular sexual, neuter singular sexual, masculine plural sexualos, feminine plural sexuales)

  1. sexual

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sexualis.

Adjective[edit]

sexual m, f (masculine and feminine plural sexuals)

  1. sexual

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sexualis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual m, f (plural sexuais; comparable)

  1. sexual

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sexualis

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual 4 nom/acc forms

  1. sexual

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sexualis

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual m, f (plural sexuales)

  1. sexual