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homoeroticism

[hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.
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Also ho·mo·er·o·tism [hoh-moh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of homoeroticism

First recorded in 1915–20; homo- + eroticism
Related formsho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homoerotic

homoerotic

adjective
  1. of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire for persons of one's own sex
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homoeroticism

homoerotism (ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)

noun
  1. eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex
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Word Origin and History for homoerotic

adj.

also homo-erotic, 1916, from homo- (2) "homosexual" + erotic.

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