postcoital

adjective
post·​co·​i·​tal | \ ˌpōst-ˈkō-ə-tᵊl How to pronounce postcoital (audio) , -kō-ˈē-, -ˈkȯi-tᵊl \

Definition of postcoital

: occurring after coitus : used or occurring following sexual intercourse postcoital contraception

Examples of postcoital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two strangers hook up and, while giddily enjoying their postcoital high, decide to try to cram an entire relationship — a world of togetherness — into the next 24 hours. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: ‘Duck Butter’ and the 24-Hour ‘for Real’ Relationship," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of postcoital

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Postcoital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postcoital. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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postcoital

adjective
post·​co·​i·​tal | \ -ˈkō-ət-ᵊl, -kō-ˈēt-ᵊl How to pronounce postcoital (audio) \

Medical Definition of postcoital

: occurring, existing, or being administered after coitus a postcoital contraceptive

Other Words from postcoital

postcoitally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce postcoital (audio) \ adverb

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