Sexual meaning

sĕksho͝o-əl
Of, characteristic of, or involving sex, the sexes, the organs of sex and their functions, or the instincts, drives, behavior, etc. associated with sex.
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Relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex or sexuality, or the sex organs and their functions.

Sexual partners; sexual fantasies; sexual dysfunction.

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(biology) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
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The definition of sexual is a person or thing relating to sex.

An example of sexual is a woman wearing revealing lingerie for her husband; dressing in a sexual way.

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Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.

Giving oral sex is my favorite sexual act.

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Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse.

Sexual preferences.

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Relating to the sexes or to gender.

Sexual politics.

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Of or relating to gender.

Women face sexual discrimination in the workplace.

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Of or relating to sexuality.

She's a very sexual woman; a sexual innuendo.

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(LGBT) A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).
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Relating to the sexes or to gender.

Sexual politics.

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Relating to, involving, or characteristic of sex or sexuality, or the sex organs and their functions.

Sexual partners; sexual fantasies; sexual dysfunction.

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Origin of sexual

  • Late Latin sexuālis from Latin sexus sex

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sexuālis, from sexus (“sex"); see sex.

    From Wiktionary