Origin of venereal
Related Words for venerealreproductive, intimate, erotic, carnal, passionate, sensual, sensuous, wanton, lewd, earthly, amorous, romantic, sexual, obscene, suggestive, steamy, bawdy, seductive, blue, purple
Examples from the Web for venereal
Contemporary Examples of venereal
Conservatives on Twitter howl derisively at these polls as if their purveyors are offering alchemical cures for venereal disease.Michael Tomasky on the Coming Post-Election GOP Freak Out
November 4, 2012
It lists Mike's grandfather, "Dr. D. N. Peschkowsky," as a specialist in venereal disease.An Oscar Winner’s Secret History
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
October 14, 2010
Historical Examples of venereal
There are three kinds of venereal disease, which we will describe in a few words.
There is another factor to be added—that of venereal disease.
There is only one radical cure for venereal diseases; that is not to contract them!
Many husbands are sterile, however, as a result of venereal disease.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
From the absorption of the matter from venereal ulcers and suppurating bones.Zoonomia, Vol. II
Word Origin for venereal
early 15c., "of or pertaining to sexual desire or intercourse," from Latin venereus, from venus (genitive veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). Used of sexually transmitted diseases from 1650s.