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erotic

play
adjective erot·ic \i-ˈrä-tik\

Simple Definition of erotic

  • : relating to sex : causing sexual feelings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of erotic

  1. 1 :  of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire <erotic art>

  2. 2 :  strongly marked or affected by sexual desire

erotic noun
erotically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of erotic in a sentence

  1. <the erotic aspects of the story of Beauty and the Beast>



Variants of erotic

also erotical play \-ti-kəl\

Origin of erotic

Greek erōtikos, from erōt-, erōs


First Known Use: 1651


Medical Dictionary

erotic

play
adjective erot·ic \i-ˈrät-ik\

Medical Definition of erotic

  1. 1:  of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire

  2. 2:  strongly marked or affected by sexual desire

erotically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of erotic

also erotical \i-ˈrät-i-kəl\play


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