venereal

adjective
ve·​ne·​re·​al | \ və-ˈnir-ē-əl How to pronounce venereal (audio) \

Definition of venereal

1 : of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence
2a : resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse venereal infections
b : of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease a high venereal rate
c : involving the genital organs venereal sarcoma

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Other Words from venereal

venereally adverb

Examples of venereal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1971, Corky Lee drew inspiration from the Black Panthers' social service programs to help organize a health fair in Manhattan's Chinatown, providing free testing for tuberculosis, lead poisoning, venereal diseases and other conditions. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2021 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020 First, she should get tested for any venereal diseases, as these sexaholics are liars. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of venereal

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for venereal

Middle English venerealle, from Latin Venerius, Venereus "of Venus, of or relating to sexual desire or sexual activity, erotic," adjective derivative of vener-, venus "sexual desire, sexual intercourse, (as proper noun) goddess personifying sexual attractiveness" + -alle -al entry 1 — more at venus

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“Venereal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venereal. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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venereal

adjective
ve·​ne·​re·​al | \ və-ˈnir-ē-əl How to pronounce venereal (audio) \

Medical Definition of venereal

1 : of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence
2a : resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse venereal infections
b : of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease a high venereal rate
c : involving the genital organs venereal sarcoma

Other Words from venereal

venereally \ -​ē How to pronounce venereal (audio) \ adverb

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