Venereal meaning

və-nîrē-əl
Of or relating to sexual intercourse.
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Designating or of a disease or condition, as syphilis or gonorrhea, transmitted only or chiefly by sexual intercourse with an infected individual.
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Of or relating to the genitals.
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Relating to sexual intercourse.
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Relating to the genitals.
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Of or relating to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.
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Exciting sexual desire; aphrodisiac.
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Adapted to the cure of venereal diseases.

A venereal medicine.

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Origin of venereal

  • Middle English venerealle from Latin venereus from venus vener- desire, love wen-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Originated 1400-50 from late Middle English venereal, from Latin venereus (“of sexual love"), from Venus (“goddess of love").

    From Wiktionary