psychosexual

adjective
psy·​cho·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈsek-shə-wəl How to pronounce psychosexual (audio) , -shwəl, -shəl \

Definition of psychosexual

1 : of or relating to the mental, emotional, and behavioral aspects of sexual development
2 : of or relating to mental or emotional attitudes concerning sexual activity
3 : of or relating to the physiological psychology of sex

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Other Words from psychosexual

psychosexually adverb

Examples of psychosexual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Palme d’Or–winning psychosexual thriller is finally in theaters! Marley Marius, Vogue, 1 Oct. 2021 Fragodt's guilty plea is part of an agreement that requires him to register as a predatory offender, complete a psychosexual evaluation and serve five years probation, according to court documents. Jenny Berg, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 And then how does his story become this sort of conspiracy-laden psychosexual occult thriller? Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2021 What is a mythical princess but an extraordinary young woman who extracts a happy ending from a story steeped in adversity, family strife, abuse and other psychosexual horrors? Judy Berman, Time, 19 Mar. 2021 And just days after the judge had ordered Josh to undergo a psychosexual evaluation and submit to a lie-detector test, with questions about Susan’s disappearance looming. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Mar. 2021 In Roman times, corrupt nobles of influence and power often pursued gladiators for psychosexual gratification. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, 13 Mar. 2021 There’s a montage of a character’s psychosexual breakdown that seems to be shot at the actual front door of Epstein’s mansion in New York City. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2021 Hahn plays Chris, a struggling New York artist who travels to Texas with her husband and subsequently develops a psychosexual fascination with a local professor (Kevin Bacon). Tres Dean, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of psychosexual

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of psychosexual was in 1892

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13 Oct 2021

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“Psychosexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychosexual. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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psychosexual

adjective
psy·​cho·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌsī-kō-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce psychosexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychosexual

1 : of or relating to the mental, emotional, and behavioral aspects of sexual development
2 : of or relating to mental or emotional attitudes concerning sexual activity
3 : of or relating to the psychophysiology of sex

Other Words from psychosexual

psychosexually \ -​ē How to pronounce psychosexual (audio) \ adverb

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