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venereal

[vuh-neer-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
arising from, connected with, or transmitted through sexual intercourse, as an infection.
2.
pertaining to conditions so arising.
3.
infected with or suffering from a sexually transmitted disease: a venereal patient.
4.
adapted to the cure of such disease: a venereal remedy.
5.
of or pertaining to sexual desire or intercourse.
6.
serving or tending to excite sexual desire; aphrodisiac.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venere(us) of sexual love (vener-, stem of venus sexual charm (see Venus) + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1

nonvenereal, adjective
postvenereal, adjective
unvenereal, adjective
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venereal (vɪˈnɪərɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or infected with venereal disease
2.  (of a disease) transmitted by sexual intercourse
3.  of, relating to, or involving the genitals
4.  of or relating to sexual intercourse or erotic desire; aphrodisiac
 
[C15: from Latin venereus concerning sexual love, from venus sexual love, from Venus1]

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venereal
early 15c., "of or pertaining to sexual desire or intercourse," from L. venereus, from venus (gen. veneris) "sexual love, sexual desire" (see Venus). Used of sexually transmitted diseases from 1650s.
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venereal ve·ne·re·al (və-nēr'ē-əl)
adj.

  1. Transmitted by sexual intercourse.

  2. Of or relating to a sexually transmitted disease.

  3. Of or relating to sexual intercourse.

  4. Of or relating to the genitals.

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