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English definition of “sexual”

sexual

adjective (SEX)    /ˈsek.sjʊəl/
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 sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky relating to the production of young living things by the combining of a cell from a male with a cell from a female: sexual reproductionProcesses and stages connected with sexual reproduction
(Definition of sexual adjective (SEX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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