nonintercourse

noun
non·​in·​ter·​course | \ ˌnän-ˈin-tər-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce nonintercourse (audio) \

Definition of nonintercourse

1 : something (such as physical contact) that is not sexual intercourse usually used before another noun nonintercourse sex
2 : suspension or absence of dealings or relations especially : suspension by one country of commercial relations with another When Napoleon declared that French edicts against United States shipping would be lifted, Madison declared nonintercourse against Great Britain in March 1811. — Mary Beth Norton et al.

First Known Use of nonintercourse

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Nonintercourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonintercourse. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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