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copulation

Line breaks: copu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of copulation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Sexual intercourse: males may seek copulation with the breeding female
More example sentences
  • According to law you've got to disclose such a fact prior to copulation.
  • Some religious tenets and social conventions ban copulation between unmarried couples or limit coitus to certain postures or positions.
  • Due to a purely biological function, a tigress in oestrus goes through an intensive mating cycle that requires, as research indicates, copulation every 15 minutes resulting in 50 or 60 encounters over a couple of days.
Synonyms
informal nooky
British informal bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
South African informal pata-pata
vulgar slang screwing, fucking
British vulgar slang shagging
formal coitus, coition, fornication
archaic carnal knowledge, congress, commerce

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