erect

[ ih-rekt ]
/ ɪˈrɛkt /

adjective

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become erect; stand up or out.

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Origin of erect

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin ērēctus “raised up” (past participle of ērigere), equivalent to ē-e-1 + reg- “guide, direct” (see royal) + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for erect

1. See upright.

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British Dictionary definitions for erect

erect
/ (ɪˈrɛkt) /

adjective

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of erect

erectable, adjectiveerectly, adverberectness, noun

Word Origin for erect

C14: from Latin ērigere to set up, from regere to control, govern
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Medical definitions for erect

erect
[ ĭ-rĕkt ]

adj.

Being in or having a vertical, upright position.
Being in or having a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
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