[ sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, seks-yoo- ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, ˈsɛks yu- /
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OTHER WORDS FROM sexual
sex·u·al·ly, adverban·ti·sex·u·al, adjectivean·ti·sex·u·al·ly, adverbnon·sex·u·al, adjective, noun
non·sex·u·al·ly, adverbun·sex·u·al, adjectiveun·sex·u·al·ly, adverb
Words nearby sexual
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Example sentences from the Web for antisexual
They thus tend, when we are in our normal condition, to arouse what James calls the antisexual instinct.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for antisexual
/ (ˈsɛksjʊəl) /
of, relating to, or characterized by sex or sexuality
(of reproduction) characterized by the union of male and female gametesCompare asexual (def. 2)
Derived forms of sexualsexually, adverb
Word Origin for sexual
C17: from Late Latin sexuālis; see sex
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Medical definitions for antisexual
[ sĕk′shōō-əl ]
Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions.
Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
Of, relating to, or involving the union of male and female gametes.
Other words from sexualsex′u•al•ly adv.
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