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intercourse

[in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
noun
1.
dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
2.
interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
3.
sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English intercurse < Medieval Latin intercursus communication, trading, Latin: a running between. See inter-, course
Related forms
preintercourse, noun
Synonyms
1. trade, traffic, relations.
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British Dictionary definitions for preintercourse

intercourse

/ˈɪntəˌkɔːs/
noun
1.
communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin intercursus business, from Latin intercurrere to run between, from currere to run
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Word Origin and History for preintercourse
intercourse
1449, "communication to and fro," from M.Fr. entrecours, from L. intercursus "a running between, intervention," from intercursus, pp. of intercurrere "to run between," from inter- "between" + currere "to run" (see current). Meaning "sexual relations" first recorded 1798.
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preintercourse in Medicine

intercourse in·ter·course (ĭn'tər-kôrs')
n.

  1. Dealings or communications that occur between persons or groups.

  2. Sexual intercourse.

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