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sex·u·al

 (sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex or sexuality, or the sex organs and their functions: sexual partners; sexual fantasies; sexual dysfunction.
2. Relating to the sexes or to gender: sexual politics.
3.
a. Relating to, involving, or being reproduction characterized by the union of male and female gametes.
b. Able to reproduce in this way; fertile.

[Late Latin sexuālis, from Latin sexus, sex.]

sex′u·al·ly adv.

sexual

(ˈsɛksjʊəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or characterized by sex or sexuality
2. (Biology) (of reproduction) characterized by the union of male and female gametes. Compare asexual2
[C17: from Late Latin sexuālis; see sex]
ˈsexually adv

sex•u•al

(ˈsɛk ʃu əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to sex.
2. occurring between or involving the sexes: sexual relations.
3. having sexual organs, or reproducing by processes involving both sexes.
[1645–55; < Late Latin sexuālis= Latin sexu(s) sex + -ālis -al1]
sex′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sexual - of or relating to or characterized by sexuality; "sexual orientation"; "sexual distinctions"
2.sexual - having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores"
asexual, nonsexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
3.sexual - involved in a sexual relationship; "the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"; "she had been intimate with many men"; "he touched her intimate parts"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"

sexual

adjective
1. carnal, erotic, intimate, sensual, of the flesh, coital Men's sexual fantasies often have little to do with their sexual desire.
2. reproductive, sex, genital, venereal, procreative the sexual organs

sexual

adjective
1. Of, concerning, or promoting sexual love or desire:
2. Suggesting sexuality:
3. Employed in reproduction:
Translations
جِنْسي، مُتَعَلِّق بالجِنْسجِنْسِيّ
pohlavnísexuální
køns-seksuel
seksuaalinen
seksualanseksualni
kynferîis-
性的な
성적인
lytinislytiškasseksualus
sexual
spolenspolna zlorabaspolno nadlegovanje
sexuell
เกี่ยวกับเพศ
liên quan đến giới tính

sexual

[ˈseksjʊəl]
A. ADJsexual
she's very sexuales muy sensual
B. CPD sexual abuse Nabuso m sexual
sexual assault Natentado m contra el pudor
sexual discrimination Ndiscriminación f a base de sexo
sexual harassment Nacoso m sexual
sexual intercourse Nrelaciones fpl sexuales
to have sexual intercourse (with sb)tener relaciones sexuales (con algn)
sexual orientation Norientación f sexual
sexual partner Npareja f sexual
sexual politics NPLpolítica fsing sexual
the sexual revolution Nla revolución sexual

sexual

[ˈsɛkʃuəl] adj (relating to sex) [desire, relationship, fantasy] → sexuel(le); [equality] → des sexes; [discrimination] → sexuel(le); [reproduction, maturity] → sexuel(le)
They had a sexual relationship → Ils ont eu des relations sexuelles.
sexual discrimination → la discrimination sexuelle
sexual health → santé sexuellesexual abuse nsévices mpl sexuelssexual assault nattentat m à la pudeursexual equality négalité f des sexessexual harassment nharcèlement m sexuelsexual intercourse nrapports mpl sexuels

sexual

adj
performance, preference, violencesexuell; sexual crimeSexualdelikt nt, → Sexualverbrechen nt; his sexual exploitsseine Liebesabenteuer pl; his/her sexual politicsseine/ihre Haltung zu Fragen der Sexualität; sexual servicessexuelle Dienste pl
(Physiol) → Sexual-; sexual characteristicsGeschlechtsmerkmale pl; sexual cycleSexualzyklus m; sexual drive or urgeGeschlechts- or Sexualtrieb m; sexual maturityGeschlechtsreife f

sexual

:
sexual abuse
sexual equality
nGleichberechtigung f(der Geschlechter)
sexual harassment
sexual health
nSexualhygiene f
sexual intercourse

sexual

:
sexual offence, (US) sexual offense
sexual organ
nGeschlechts- or Sexualorgan nt
sexual orientation
sexual partner
nSexual- or Intimpartner(in) m(f)
sexual reproduction
sexual stereotyping

sexual

[ˈsɛksjʊəl] adjsessuale
sexual assault → violenza carnale

sex

(seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.

sexual

جِنْسِيّ sexuální seksuel sexuell σεξουαλικός sexual seksuaalinen sexuel seksualan sessuale 性的な 성적인 seksueel seksuell seksualny sexual сексуальный sexuell เกี่ยวกับเพศ cinsel liên quan đến giới tính 性欲的

sex·u·al

a. sexual, rel. al sexo;
___ assaultagresión ___;
___ behaviorconducta ___;
___ characteristicscaracterísticas ___ -es;
___ developmentdesarrollo ___;
___ healthsalud ___;
___ intercourserelaciones ___ -es, coito;
___ lifevida ___;
___ maturitymadurez ___;
adv. sexualmente;
___ transmitted disease.enfermedad transmitida ___.
.

sexual

adj sexual
References in classic literature ?
There is a kind of upward striving in them, part vanity, part waste sexual emotion, part waste curiosity.
In the next place, wonderful as it seems in a sexual world, the Martians were absolutely without sex, and therefore without any of the tumultuous emotions that arise from that difference among men.
The floor of the building was occupied by rows of long, cushionless benches, supplying the place of pews, and the broad aisle formed a sexual division, impassable except by children beneath a certain age.
In the various dialects of the principal groups it is simply a sexual designation applied to the males; but it is now used by the natives in their intercourse with foreigners in the same sense in which the latter employ it.
The artist, painter, poet, or musician, by his decoration, sublime or beautiful, satisfies the aesthetic sense; but that is akin to the sexual instinct, and shares its barbarity: he lays before you also the greater gift of himself.
It was sexual hunger that he suffered from, and if he could satisfy this he might free himself from the intolerable chains that bound him.
If an imaginative boy has a sufficiently rich mother who has intelligence, personal grace, dignity of character without harshness, and a cultivated sense of the best art of her time to enable her to make her house beautiful, she sets a standard for him against which very few women can struggle, besides effecting for him a disengagement of his affections, his sense of beauty, and his idealism from his specifically sexual impulses.
Not one of them could call to mind the innumerable instances in which the sexual influence has proved irresistible in the persons of women without even the pretension to beauty.
What was the attraction that drew us so closely one to the other, at an age when the sexual sympathies lay dormant in her and in me?
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity.
Natural Selection -- its power compared with man's selection -- its power on characters of trifling importance -- its power at all ages and on both sexes -- Sexual Selection -- On the generality of intercrosses between individuals of the same species -- Circumstances favourable and unfavourable to Natural Selection, namely, intercrossing, isolation, number of individuals -- Slow action -- Extinction caused by Natural Selection -- Divergence of Character, related to the diversity of inhabitants of any small area, and to naturalisation -- Action of Natural Selection, through Divergence of Character and Extinction, on the descendants from a common parent -- Explains the Grouping of all organic beings.
Temperance, tolerance, and sexual equality were intelligible cries to them; whereas they did not follow our Forward Policy in Thibet with the keen attention that it merits, and would at times dismiss the whole British Empire with a puzzled, if reverent, sigh.