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voyeurism

[vwah-yur-iz-uh m, voi-, voi-uh-riz-] /vwɑˈyɜr ɪz əm, vɔɪ-, ˈvɔɪ əˌrɪz-/
noun
1.
the practice of obtaining sexual gratification by looking at sexual objects or acts, especially secretively.
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Word Origin and History for voyeurism
n.

"scopophilia," 1924, from voyeur + -ism.

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voyeurism in Medicine

voyeurism voy·eur·ism (voi-yûr'ĭz'əm)
n.
The practice of being a voyeur. Also called scopophilia.

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voyeurism in Culture
voyeurism [(voy-ur-iz-uhm, vwah-yur-iz-uhm, voy-uhr-iz-uhm)]

Deriving sexual satisfaction by secretly watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. (See peeping Tom.)

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