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intercourse

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noun in·ter·course \ˈin-tər-ˌkȯrs\

Simple Definition of intercourse

  • : communication and actions between people

Full Definition of intercourse

  1. 1 :  connection or dealings between persons or groups

  2. 2 :  exchange especially of thoughts or feelings :  communion

  3. 3 :  physical sexual contact between individuals that involves the genitalia of at least one person <anal intercourse> <oral intercourse>; especially :  sexual intercourse 1 <heterosexual intercourse>

Examples of intercourse

  1. the unspoken rules of social intercourse

  2. <the niceties of social intercourse are lost on that nerd>



Origin of intercourse

Middle English intercurse, probably from Middle French entrecours, from Medieval Latin intercursus, from Latin, act of running between, from intercurrere to run between, from inter- + currere to run — more at car


First Known Use: 15th century


INTERCOURSE Defined for Kids

intercourse

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noun in·ter·course \ˈin-tər-ˌkȯrs\

Definition of intercourse

  1. :  dealings between persons or groups <Social intercourse requires communication.>




Medical Dictionary

intercourse

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noun in·ter·course \ˈint-ər-ˌkō(ə)rs, -ˌkȯ(ə)rs\

Medical Definition of intercourse

  1. 1:  connection or dealings between persons or groups

  2. 2:  physical sexual contact between individuals that involves the genitalia of at least one person <anal intercourse> <oral intercourse>; especially :  sexual intercourse 1 <heterosexual intercourse>





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