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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
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