voyeurism

[ vwah-yur-iz-uh m, voi-, voi-uh-riz- ]
/ vwɑˈyɜr ɪz əm, vɔɪ-, ˈvɔɪ əˌrɪz- /

noun

the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively.

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Medicine definitions for voyeurism

voyeurism
[ voi-yûrĭz′əm ]

n.

The practice of being a voyeur.scopophilia
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Culture definitions for voyeurism

voyeurism
[ (voy-ur-iz-uhm, vwah-yur-iz-uhm, voy-uhr-iz-uhm) ]

Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. (See peeping Tom.)

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