eroticism[ē rät′ə siz′əm, i-]
eroticism definition by Webster's New World
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- erotic quality or character
- sexual instincts or desire
- sexual excitement or behavior
- preoccupation with sex
Also, and for eroticism now usually, erotism
eroticism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An erotic quality or theme.
- Sexual excitement.
- Abnormally persistent sexual excitement.
- e·rotˈi·cist noun
eroticism - Medical Definition