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homosexual

adjective ho·mo·sex·u·al \ ˌhō-mə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl , -ˈsek-shəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of homosexual

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 :of, relating to, or involving sexual activity between persons of the same sex
  • homosexual acts

homosexually

adverb

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First Known Use of homosexual

1891


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homosexual

noun

Definition of homosexual

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

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Origin and Etymology of homosexual


HOMOSEXUAL Defined for English Language Learners

homosexual

adjective

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

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

medical Definition of homosexual

1 :of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex — compare heterosexual 1a
2 :of, relating to, or involving sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex — compare heterosexual 1b

homosexually

play \\ adverb

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homosexual

noun

medical Definition of homosexual

:a homosexual person and especially a male


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