Definition of venereous in English:


Line breaks: ven|ere¦ous
Pronunciation: /vɪˈnɪərɪəs


  • 1Relating to sexual desire or sexual intercourse; venereal: amber and civet are thought to further venereous appetite
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    • Dissolute Persons are wont to prepare themselves for venereous Acts by Bathing.
    • Let the Nurse be sure to observe a Diet that is most proper for her milk, and may not corrupt it; and also to avoid all passions and venereous actions.
    • Venereous ulcers which are upon the yard are hard to cure.
  • 1.1Addicted to sexual pleasure; lustful: a boar so fierce and venereous
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    • Lust consumes the life of the of the venereous man.
    • We have seen what a comparable operation did to Mr Lisle's venereous boar.
    • For many are less venereous, and not so hot, and do not with any great desire use copulation, but rather decline from it.
  • 1.2Tending to arose sexual desire or excitement: venereous herbs and fruits
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    • None of these plants was literally aphrodisiac – what Elizabethan herbalists called 'venereous' – but their seductive scents were more likely to stir Titania up than 'lull' her.
    • The book was venomous, and, indeed, venereous, and its narrative must be untrue, for no man could sustain all those "amours."
    • Their judgment was overclouded by some venereous fumes and vapors.

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