sexual meaning

EN[ˈsɛkʃuəl] [ˈsɛksjuəl] [-ɛkʃuəl]

    Definition of sexual in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsexualsPREsex-SUF-ual
    1. (biology) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
      1. (LGBT) A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore sexualSUPmost sexual
        1. Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.
          1. Giving oral sex is my favorite sexual act. ‎
        2. Of or relating to gender.
          1. One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools [ …] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
        3. Of or relating to sexuality; not asexual.
          1. She's a very sexual woman;  a sexual innuendo. ‎
        4. Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse.
          1. sexual preferences ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • This is about wimmin sticking together (bois too), and fighting for equal rights and opportunities for everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
          • Mainstream Hollywood would not cater to the taste for sexual sensation, which left a space for B-movies, including noir.
          • Hiroi et al. have considered the possibility that frequent sexual intercourse may provoke malignancy through microinjury and subsequent inflammation [ 8 ].
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en sexuality
          2. en sexually
          3. en sexuals
          4. fr sexualise
          5. fr sexualité
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of sexual for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "sexual" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
          Difficultness: Level 2
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          Definiteness: Level 8
          Definite    ➨     Versatile