hypersexual

[ hahy-per-sek-shoo-uhl or, especially British, -seks-yoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛk ʃu əl or, especially British, -ˈsɛks yu- /

adjective

unusually or excessively active in or concerned with sexual matters.

noun

a person who is hypersexual.

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Origin of hypersexual

First recorded in 1940–45; hyper- + sexual

OTHER WORDS FROM hypersexual

hy·per·sex·u·al·i·ty, nounhy·per·sex·u·al·ly, adverb
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