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seduction

seduction

noun se·duc·tion \si-ˈdək-shən\

: the act of persuading someone to have sex with you

: something that interests and attracts people

Full Definition of SEDUCTION

1
:  the act of seducing; especially :  the enticement of a person to sexual intercourse
2
:  something that seduces :  temptation
3
:  something that attracts or charms

Examples of SEDUCTION

  1. The book describes his seductions of young women.
  2. <the swift seduction of the college freshman into a life of drinking and partying>

Origin of SEDUCTION

Middle French, from Late Latin seduction-, seductio, from Latin, act of leading aside, from seducere
First Known Use: 1526

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