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adjective X–rat·ed \ˈeks-ˈrā-təd\

Simple Definition of X–rated

  • of a movie : having a rating of X : not suitable to be seen by people under age 17 in the U.S. and under 18 in the U.K. because of violence, offensive language, or sexual activity

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of X–rated

  1. 1 :  having a rating of X; broadly :  relating to or characterized by explicit sexual material or activity <an X–rated book>

  2. 2 :  obscene, vulgar <an X–rated gesture>


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