Erection meaning

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(physiol.) A being or becoming rigid and erect by filling with blood; specif., such a condition of the penis or clitoris.
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The act of erecting.
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Something erected; a construction.
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An erecting or being erected.
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Something erected; structure, building, etc.
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The act of erecting.
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(uncountable) The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction.
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(countable) Anything erected or built.

The Empire State Building was once the world's tallest erection.

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(uncountable, physiology) The physiological process by which erectile tissue, such as a penis or clitoris, becomes erect by being engorged with blood.
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(uncountable, physiology, of a penis or clitoris) The state or quality of being erect from engorgement with blood.
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(countable) A penis or clitoris that is erect.

He placed his newspaper on his lap to hide his erection.

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Erection is defined as an upright structure or building, or to the putting up of a building, or to a penis that has become hard and enlarged due to sexual arousal.

A tall skyscraper is an example of an erection.

The rigid state of a man's penis when he is sexually excited is an example of an erection.

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Origin of erection

  • From Latin erectio, noun of action from perfect passive participle erectus, from verb erigere, from prefix e- (“out of”) + regere, + action suffix -io.

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