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lovemaking

[luhv-mey-king] /ˈlʌvˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of courting or wooing.
2.
sexual activity.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see love, making
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British Dictionary definitions for lovemaking

lovemaking

/ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ/
noun
1.
sexual play and activity between lovers, esp including sexual intercourse
2.
an archaic word for courtship
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Word Origin and History for lovemaking
lovemaking
"courtship," mid-15c., from love (n.) + make. Phrase make love is attested from 1570s in the sense "pay amorous attention to;" as a euphemism for "have sex," it is attested from c.1950.
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