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1. Sexually explicit writing, images, video, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal.
2. Lurid or sensational material. Often used in combination: violence pornography.

[French pornographie, from pornographe, pornographer, from Late Greek pornographos, writing about prostitutes : pornē, prostitute; see per- in Indo-European roots + graphein, to write; see -graphy.]

por·nog′ra·pher n.
por′no·graph′ic (pôr′nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
por′no·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.pornographically - in a pornographic manner


[ˌpɔːnəˈgræfɪklɪ] advpornograficamente
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