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[si-duhk-tris] /sɪˈdʌk trɪs/
a woman who seduces.
Origin of seductress
1795-1805; obsolete sedut(o)r (< Late Latin sēductor; see seduce, -tor) + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • You're a seductress and a witch and a sorcerer and an enchantress.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • And yet why did this face, which had in it none of the charms of the seductress, disturb her so profoundly?

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • Like a seductress in green, the mountain lured the stranger on with promises of things that were ahead.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • Make peace with the seductress, who leads the prince from the path of virtue!

    Old Fritz and the New Era Louise Muhlbach
  • But Aristotle dismissed the seductress and thus delivered his prince from death.

  • Paphnutius for instance, who was visited by such a seductress.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
Word Origin and History for seductress

1803, "female seducer," with -ess + obsolete seductor (late 15c., displaced by seducer), from a direct borrowing of the Latin agent noun of seducere (see seduce).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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