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venereal

[ vuh-neer-ee-uhl ]

adjective

  1. arising from, connected with, or transmitted through sexual intercourse, as an infection.
  2. pertaining to conditions so arising.
  3. infected with or suffering from a sexually transmitted disease:

    a venereal patient.

  4. adapted to the cure of such disease:

    a venereal remedy.

  5. of or relating to sexual desire or intercourse.
  6. serving or tending to excite sexual desire; aphrodisiac.


venereal

/ vɪˈnɪərɪəl /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or infected with venereal disease
  2. (of a disease) transmitted by sexual intercourse
  3. of, relating to, or involving the genitals
  4. of or relating to sexual intercourse or erotic desire; aphrodisiac


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Other Words From

  • nonve·nere·al adjective
  • postve·nere·al adjective
  • unve·nere·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of venereal1

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venere ( us ) of sexual love ( vener-, stem of venus sexual charm ( Venus ) + -eus adj. suffix) + -al 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of venereal1

C15: from Latin venereus concerning sexual love, from venus sexual love, from Venus 1

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Example Sentences

Conservatives on Twitter howl derisively at these polls as if their purveyors are offering alchemical cures for venereal disease.

It lists Mike's grandfather, "Dr. D. N. Peschkowsky," as a specialist in venereal disease.

It is certain that what is considered the more severe of these venereal diseases may be acquired quite innocently.

A very great change has come over the attitude of the medical profession towards the so-called venereal diseases in recent years.

This includes all the infant diseases, and the deadly venereal diseases.

Or maybe it is a case of venereal disease, in a young man who was drafted into the army and turned loose amid the joys of Paris.

There was a case reported in Germany of 236 children who contracted venereal disease from swimming in a public bath.

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