coitus

noun
co·​i·​tus | \ ˈkō-ə-təs How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-ˈē-, ˈkȯi-təs How to pronounce coitus (audio) \

Definition of coitus

: physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements : sexual intercourse sense 1 — compare orgasm

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Other Words from coitus

coital \ ˈkō-​ə-​tᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-​ˈē-​ , ˈkȯi-​tᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adjective
coitally \ ˈkō-​ə-​tə-​lē How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-​ˈē-​ , ˈkȯi-​tə-​ \ adverb

Examples of coitus in a Sentence

the act of coitus is the natural method by which conception occurs
Recent Examples on the Web Joining these two together in unholy coitus will have dire consequences on the rest of the Seven, and The Boys, and just everyone involved with the final three episodes of season 2. Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, "The Boys Is Officially Off Book After That Stormfront & Homelander Scene," 18 Sep. 2020 The two seem to have a post-coitus glow, which means all of our Falice dreams have finally come true. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Hidden Clues from the New "Riverdale" Season 3 Trailer That You Probably Missed," 29 Aug. 2018 The death occurs in the wee hours of the post-coitus morning. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "What Exactly Happened To Beatrice In The Rain?," 8 May 2018 The two seem to have a post-coitus glow, which means all of our Falice dreams have finally come true. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Hidden Clues from the New "Riverdale" Season 3 Trailer That You Probably Missed," 29 Aug. 2018 The death occurs in the wee hours of the post-coitus morning. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "What Exactly Happened To Beatrice In The Rain?," 8 May 2018 As for Veronica and Archie: after the couple’s coitus montage at the beginning of the episode, Archie told Veronica those three big words. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Did Riverdale Really Just Break Up Betty and Jughead—and Archie and Veronica?," 6 Dec. 2017 Keep in mind, this overt ode to coitus arrived smack-dab in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. Lori Majewski, Billboard, "What George Michael's First 'Faith' Single Taught Me About 'Sex'," 26 Oct. 2017 Every July 19, for Brent’s birthday, Miko buys a progressively outrageous erotic cake that usually depicts the couple in some form of coitus. Jack Dickey, SI.com, "Grimes Against Humanity: How Brent and Miko navigate their world of social media and the NFL," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of coitus

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coitus

borrowed from Latin, "meeting, encounter, act of sexual intercourse," from coi-, variant stem of coīre "to come together, meet, have sexual intercourse" + -tus, suffix of verbal action — more at coition

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“Coitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coitus. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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coitus

noun
co·​itus | \ ˈkō-ət-əs How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-ˈēt- How to pronounce coitus (audio) \

Medical Definition of coitus

: physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements : sexual intercourse sense 1 — compare orgasm entry 1

Other Words from coitus

coital \ -​ət-​ᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) , -​ˈēt-​ How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adjective
coitally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adverb

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