[ ih-rot-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm /
the sexual or erotic quality or character of something.
the use of sexually arousing or suggestive symbolism, settings, allusions, situations, etc., in art, literature, drama, or the like.
the condition of being sexually aroused or excited.
sexual drive or tendency.
an abnormally persistent sexual drive.
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Also er·o·tism [er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.
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British Dictionary definitions for eroticist
/ (ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) /
erotic quality or nature
the use of sexually arousing or pleasing symbolism in literature or art
sexual excitement or desire
a tendency to exalt sex
psychol an overt display of sexual behaviour
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Medical definitions for eroticist
[ ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm ]
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