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sexual

adjective uk   /ˈsek.sjʊəl/ us  

sexual adjective (SEX)

B2 relating to the activity of sex: Most people remember their first sexual experience. a sexual relationship sexual assault/harassment formal sexual intercourse (= the act of having sex) sexual orientation/preference (= whether someone chooses to have sex with men, women, or both) relating to the production of young living things by the combining of a cell from a male with a cell from a female: sexual reproduction

sexual adjective (MALE/FEMALE)

C1 relating to being male or female: Sexual equality will not be achieved until there is more provision for childcare. Some steps have been taken towards ending sexual discrimination (= treating people unfairly because of which sex they are).
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