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erection

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noun erec·tion \i-ˈrek-shən\

Simple Definition of erection

  • : the state in which a body part (such as the penis) becomes firm and swollen because of sexual excitement; also : the penis when it is in such a state

  • : the act or process of building or erecting something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of erection

  1. 1 a :  the state marked by firm turgid form and erect position of a previously flaccid bodily part containing cavernous tissue when that tissue becomes dilated with blood b :  an occurrence of such a state in the penis or clitoris

  2. 2 :  the act or process of erecting something :  construction

  3. 3 :  something erected

Examples of erection in a sentence

  1. the erection of a new apartment building

  2. <when it was brand-new, the Eiffel Tower was considered as ugly an erection as Europe had ever seen>



15th Century

First Known Use of erection

15th century


Medical Dictionary

erection

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noun erec·tion \i-ˈrek-shən\

Medical Definition of erection

  1. 1:  the state marked by firm turgid form and erect or elevated position of a previously flaccid bodily part containing cavernous tissue when that tissue becomes dilated with blood

  2. 2:  an occurrence of erection in the penis or clitoris





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