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Definition of "sexual" []

  • Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions. (adjective)
  • Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity. (adjective)
  • Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction characterized by the union of male and female gametes: sexual reproduction. (adjective)

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 "sexual" in a sentence
  • "There's  no denying there's a sexual aspect to it, uh, but it was less-the sexual  aspect was less than actual sexual conduct and more directed toward the sex"
  • "And so, after the first sexual encounter, gradually his sexual  desire builds back up and joins, as it were, these other unfulfilled  desires -- this other need to totally possess her, after she's passed out, as"
  • "If we introduce two terms and call the person from whom the sexual attraction emanates the _sexual object_, and the action towards which the impulse strives the _sexual aim_, then the scientifically examined experience shows us many deviations in reference to both sexual object and sexual aim, the relations of which to the accepted standard require thorough investigation."