seduction

noun se·duc·tion \ si-ˈdək-shən \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of seduction

1 : the act of seducing; especially : the enticement of a person to sexual intercourse
2 : something that seduces : temptation
3 : something that attracts or charms

Examples of seduction in a Sentence

  1. The book describes his seductions of young women.

  2. the swift seduction of the college freshman into a life of drinking and partying

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Origin and Etymology of seduction

Middle French, from Late Latin seduction-, seductio, from Latin, act of leading aside, from seducere


SEDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners

seduction

noun

Definition of seduction for English Language Learners

  • : the act of persuading someone to have sex with you

  • : something that interests and attracts people



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