sexuality

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noun sex·u·al·i·ty \ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē\

Definition of sexuality

  1. :  the quality or state of being sexual:a :  the condition of having sexb :  sexual activityc :  expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive

Examples of sexuality in a Sentence

  1. She is comfortable with her sexuality.

  2. a study of male sexuality

Recent Examples of sexuality from the Web

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First Known Use of sexuality

1797


SEXUALITY Defined for English Language Learners

sexuality

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Definition of sexuality for English Language Learners

  • : the sexual habits and desires of a person


Medical Dictionary

sexuality

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noun sex·u·al·i·ty \ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of sexuality

plural

sexualities

  1. :  the quality or state of being sexual:a:  the condition of having sexb:  sexual activityc:  expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive



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