sexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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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; not asexual.
    She's a very sexual woman;  a sexual innuendo.
    • 1994, Purity & passion (ISBN 0802471307), page 67:
      We don't often think of Jesus as a sexual person, but He certainly was not asexual. He was not just God on earth. He was fully human and [] He was sexual, single, and celibate.
  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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sexualis.

Adjective[edit]

sexual (epicene, 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]

From Latin sexualis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual m, f (plural sexuais, comparable)

  1. sexual

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sexualis.

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sexual 4 nom/acc forms

  1. sexual

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sexualis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sexual m, f (plural sexuales)

  1. sexual