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 (hō′mō-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also ho·mo·er·o·tism (-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
The quality of being homoerotic or being represented as homoerotic.
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(ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) or


(Psychology) eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex
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(ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also ho•mo•er•o•tism

(-ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm)

a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.
ho`mo•e•rot′ic (-ɪk) adj.
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homoeroticism, homoerotism

1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. — homoerotic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homoeroticism - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
sexual inversion, inversion - a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
paederasty, pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)
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[ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] nhomoérotisme m
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