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homosexual

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adjective ho·mo·sex·u·al \ˌhō-mə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Definition of homosexual

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex <a homosexual man> <was involved in a homosexual relationship>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or involving sexual activity between persons of the same sex <homosexual acts>

homosexually

adverb

1891

First Known Use of homosexual

1891


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homosexual

noun ho·mo·sex·u·al

Definition of homosexual

  1. :  a person who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex :  a homosexual (see 1homosexual) person and especially a male

Origin and Etymology of homosexual

see 1homosexual


First Known Use: 1892


HOMOSEXUAL Defined for English Language Learners

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homosexual

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adjective ho·mo·sex·u·al \ˌhō-mə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Definition of homosexual for English Language Learners

  • : sexually attracted to people of the same sex

  • : based on or showing a sexual attraction to people of the same sex


Medical Dictionary

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homosexual

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adjective ho·mo·sex·u·al \ˌhō-mə-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Medical Definition of homosexual

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex—compare heterosexual 1a

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex—compare heterosexual 1b

homosexually

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homosexual

noun ho·mo·sex·u·al

Medical Definition of homosexual

  1. :  a homosexual person and especially a male



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