hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al ˌhī-pər-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio)
: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

Examples of hypersexual in a Sentence

typically users of crystal meth report that the powerful stimulant leaves them feeling hypersexual as well as euphoric
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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersexual was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Hypersexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersexual. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al -ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio)
: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity
hypersexuality noun
plural hypersexualities
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