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Definition of "erection" []

  • The act of erecting. (noun)
  • Something erected; a construction. (noun)
  • Physiology The firm and enlarged condition of a body organ or part when the erectile tissue surrounding it becomes filled with blood, especially such a condition of the penis or clitoris. (noun)
  • Physiology The process of filling with blood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "erection" in a sentence
  • ""If your erection is of sufficient mass to distort space and time, see a doctorate in physics immediately.""
  • "The male, without an erection, is announcing a lack of arousal."
  • "A fresco-style ceiling painting that includes a depiction of a man with an erection is an example of the excesses of the Fellowship, Haven said."