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proceptive2

adjective

pertaining to preoccupation and purposefulness, esp. pertaining to sex

Word Origin

1951

Usage Note

also proceptivity , (n.)

proceptive1

adjective

promoting conception

Examples

The proceptive phase is the initial period in a relationship when organisms are "courting" each other.

Word Origin

1973

Usage Note

also proceptivity , (n.)

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