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venereal

Syllabification: ve·ne·re·al
Pronunciation: /vəˈnirēəl
 
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Definition of venereal in English:

adjective

1Of or relating to sexual desire or sexual intercourse.
Example sentences
  • Streetwalkers are a venereal roulette wheel, but come a lot cheaper.
  • On the venereal horror front, David Cronenberg's 1977 Rabid was recently released on DVD, complete with director's commentary.
  • For Tancred and Poussin alike, the literal wounds of passion, whether martial or venereal, have been succored by true charity and enduring love.
1.1Of or relating to venereal disease.
Example sentences
  • These may be caused by inflammatory bowel disease, local or systemic malignancy, venereal infection, trauma, tuberculosis, or chemotherapy.
  • Genital warts, also known as condylomata acuminata or venereal warts, are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • This compounded product is used for chemical peels, actinic keratoses, and venereal warts.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin venereus (from venus, vener- 'sexual love') + -al.

Derivatives

venereally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • That has only been recorded once before in the animal world, and that was a venereally transmitted canine cancer.
  • It is the less obvious venereally transmitted bacteria that some specialists denounce as the culprits.
  • Genital infections are spread venereally, and respiratory infections usually by inhalation.

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