promiscuity

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noun pro·mis·cu·i·ty \ˌprä-mə-ˈskyü-ə-tē, ˌprō-\

Definition of promiscuity

plural

promiscuities

  1. 1 :  miscellaneous mingling or selection of persons or things :  indiscriminateness

  2. 2 :  promiscuous sexual behavior

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First Known Use of promiscuity

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Medical Dictionary

promiscuity

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noun pro·mis·cu·i·ty \ˌpräm-əs-ˈkyü-ət-ē, prə-ˌmis-\

Medical Definition of promiscuity

plural

promiscuities

  1. :  promiscuous sexual behavior



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