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sexual

adjective uk   us   /ˈsek.sjʊəl/

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
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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).
Translations of “sexual”
in Korean 성적인, 생식의…
in Arabic جِنْسي…
in Portuguese sexual…
in Catalan sexual…
in Japanese 性的な, 性の…
in Italian sessuale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性的, 性的,性行爲的, 有性繁殖的…
in Russian сексуальный, половой…
in Turkish cinsel, seksüel, cinsî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性的, 性的,性行为的, 有性繁殖的…
in Polish seksualny, płciowy, płci…
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