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English definition of “intercourse”

intercourse

noun [U] uk   /ˈɪn.tə.kɔːs/ us    /-t̬ɚ.kɔːrs/

intercourse noun [U] (SEX)

(also sexual intercourse) formal the act of having sex: vaginal/anal intercourse Our survey reveals that most couples have intercourse once a week.Sexual intercourse

intercourse noun [U] (CONVERSATION)

old-fashioned formal conversation and social activity between peopleInformal talking and conversation
(Definition of intercourse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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