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incestuous

[ in-ses-choo-uhs ]
/ ɪnˈsɛs tʃu əs /
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adjective
involving incest.
guilty of incest.
being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning: an incestuous relationship between organized crime and government.
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Origin of incestuous

1525–35; <Late Latin incestuōsus, equivalent to Latin incestu- stem of incestusincest + -ōsus-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for incestuous

incestuous
/ (ɪnˈsɛstjʊəs) /

adjective
relating to or involving incestan incestuous union
guilty of incest
obsolete resulting from incestan incestuous bastard
resembling incest in excessive or claustrophobic intimacy

Derived forms of incestuous

incestuously, adverbincestuousness, noun
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Medical definitions for incestuous

incestuous
[ ĭn-sĕschōō-əs ]

adj.
Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.
Having committed incest.
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