ex·​tra·​mar·​i·​tal ˌek-strə-ˈmer-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce extramarital (audio)
: of, relating to, or being sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse : adulterous
an extramarital affair

Examples of extramarital in a Sentence

she had several extramarital affairs with coworkers
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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extramarital was in 1925

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“Extramarital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extramarital. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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ex·​tra·​mar·​i·​tal ˌek-strə-ˈmar-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce extramarital (audio)
: of or relating to sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her spouse

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