erotic

[ ih-rot-ik ]
/ ɪˈrɒt ɪk /

adjective Also e·rot·i·cal.

arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance.
of, relating to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel.
subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.

noun

an erotic poem.
an erotic person.

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Origin of erotic

1615–25; <Greek erōtikós of love, caused by love, given to love, equivalent to erōt- (stem of érōs) Eros + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM erotic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH erotic

erotic , erratic, exotic.
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British Dictionary definitions for erotic

erotic
/ (ɪˈrɒtɪk) /

adjective Also: erotical

of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation

noun

a person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation

Derived forms of erotic

erotically, adverb

Word Origin for erotic

C17: from Greek erōtikos of love, from erōs love
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Medical definitions for erotic

erotic
[ ĭ-rŏtĭk ]

adj.

Of or concerning sexual love and desire.
Tending to arouse sexual desire.
Dominated by sexual love or desire.
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