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erection

noun erec·tion \i-ˈrek-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of ERECTION

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
:  the act or process of erecting something :  construction
3
:  something erected

Examples of ERECTION

  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>

First Known Use of ERECTION

15th century

erection

noun erec·tion \i-ˈrek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERECTION

1
:  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
2
:  an occurrence of erection in the penis or clitoris

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