foreplay

[ fawr-pley, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌpleɪ, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

sexual stimulation of one's partner, usually as a prelude to sexual intercourse.

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Origin of foreplay

First recorded in 1925–30; fore- + play
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British Dictionary definitions for foreplay

foreplay
/ (ˈfɔːˌpleɪ) /

noun

mutual sexual stimulation preceding sexual intercourse
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Medical definitions for foreplay

foreplay
[ fôrplā′ ]

n.

The sexual stimulation that precedes intercourse.
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