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(ˈkoʊ ɪ təs)

sexual intercourse, esp. between a man and a woman.
[1705–15; < Latin: a coming together, uniting, sexual intercourse =coi- (see coition) + -tus suffix of v. action]
co′i•tal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coition - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancoition - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals


, coitus
n (form)Koitus m, → Akt m
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Thus under the name of style a self-sufficient language is evolved which has its roots only in the depths of the author's personal and secret mythology, that subnature of expression where the first coition of words and things takes place, where once and for all the great verbal themes of his existence come to be installed.
Much of his time is spent in learning the spells that every young man must purchase--magic to protect him from the effects of coition .
1989) ("A ceremonial marriage is valid notwithstanding that it is not consummated by coition.
He that undertakes the duty of the pilgrimage during them must abstain from coition, ungodliness and acrimonious dispute, and whatever good you do, Allah is aware of it.
15) which rouses Adriano and prompts him to pick his way through the dark to the bathroom is a desire to empty his bladder, it may be said that both young men were guided through the dark by a desire linked to their groins--a parallelism which strips Pinuccio's desire of its romantic pretensions by implicitly comparing the act of excretion to that of coition.
This can lead to symptoms including dysmenorrhoea, pelvic pain, painful coition, heavy periods and infertility.
Pregnancy can then occur no matter what the position of coition.
Their first real sexual encounter begins tenderly, but once Desi becomes more assertive, straddling her lover and repositioning herself to enhance her own pleasure, Odin begins to view his girlfriend, and the coition, differently.