Definition of intercourse
1 : connection or dealings between persons or groups
2 : exchange especially of thoughts or feelings : communion
3 : physical sexual contact between individuals that involves the genitalia of at least one person anal intercourse oral intercourse; especially : sexual intercourse 1 heterosexual intercourse
Examples of intercourse in a Sentence
the unspoken rules of social intercourse
Recent Examples of intercourse from the Web
Charging documents indicate that Jasiczek had sexual intercourse and engaged in lewd fondling or touching with a student over the age of 16 between Jan. 1 and May 3.
Lube is important for all sex acts, from masturbation to intercourse.
Under Senate Bill 553, sponsored by Senator Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg), anyone who failed to stop intercourse when a woman who had originally consented changed her mind, would be charged.
Saleem Salaam, 24, of the 1700 block of South Conestoga Street, is charged with murder, aggravated assault, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and related offenses in the death of the 1-year-old.
On an autumn night in 1677, a Dutch civil servant named Antoni van Leeuwenhoek rose from his bed immediately after intercourse with his wife.
Bishme Allah, a former N.C. correctional officer, was charged in 2016 with engaging in sexual intercourse with two inmates – and sexual acts with two more – at Raleigh’s women’s prison.
Directing children to engage in sexual intercourse with other children will be a Class A felony, punishable by 10 years to life in prison.
These women simply do not want to live the rest of their lives suffering from itching, burning, and painful intercourse.
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Origin and Etymology of intercourse
INTERCOURSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intercourse for English Language Learners
: communication and actions between people
INTERCOURSE Defined for Kids
Definition of intercourse for Students
: dealings between persons or groups Social intercourse requires communication.
Medical Definition of intercourse
1: connection or dealings between persons or groups
2: physical sexual contact between individuals that involves the genitalia of at least one person anal intercourse oral intercourse; especially : sexual intercourse 1 heterosexual intercourse
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