: having sex or sexual instincts
: having sex appeal

Examples of sexed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer handed another victory to trans activists, signing a bill into law that will outlaw therapies helping reconcile gender-distressed youth with their sexed bodies. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, 3 Aug. 2023 The fish were measured, sexed and checked for a passive integrated transponder, or PIT tag. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2023 Many, like me, have taken hormones and had surgery to change the sexed traits of the body we are born with. Katelyn Burns, The New Republic, 30 Dec. 2019 As recently as 2006, the technology was new enough that only 1.5% of Holstein heifers were bred using sexed semen. Chase Purdy, Quartz, 3 July 2019 The next wave of innovation will be to expand sexed sperm to more species. Chase Purdy, Quartz, 3 July 2019 By contrast, sexed semen straws initially only contained about 2 million X-chromosome sperm, and only the strongest ones. Chase Purdy, Quartz, 3 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sexed was in 1859

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“Sexed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexed. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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