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sex·u·al  (sksh-l)
1. Of, relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex, sexuality, the sexes, or the sex organs and their functions.
2. Implying or symbolizing erotic desires or activity.
3. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction characterized by the union of male and female gametes: sexual reproduction.

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

sexu·al·ly adv.

sexual (ˈsɛksjʊəl)
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)

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.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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"

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 [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 sexuelle
sexual abuse nsévices mpl sexuels
sexual assault nattentat m à la pudeur
sexual equality négalité f des sexes
sexual harassment nharcèlement m sexuel
sexual intercourse nrapports mpl sexuels

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

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

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

a.  sexual, rel. al sexo; ___ assault → agresión ___;  ___ behavior → conducta ___;  ___ characteristics → características ___ -es;  ___ development → desarrollo ___;  ___ health → salud ___;  ___ intercourse → relaciones ___ -es, coito;  ___ life → vida ___;  ___ maturity → madurez ___;
adv.  sexualmente; ___ transmitted disease. → enfermedad transmitida ___. .

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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.
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.
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.
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