[ ek-struh-mar-i-tl ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈmær ɪ tl /


pertaining to sexual relations with someone other than one's spouse: extramarital affairs.


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Origin of extramarital

First recorded in 1925–30; extra- + marital
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British Dictionary definitions for extramarital

/ (ˌɛkstrəˈmærɪtəl) /


(esp of sexual relations) occurring outside marriage
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