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"intercourse" in British English

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intercoursenoun [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 ​surveyreveals that most ​couples have intercourse ​once a ​week.
  • intercourse noun [U] (CONVERSATION)

old-fashioned formal conversation and ​socialactivity between ​people
(Definition of intercourse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"intercourse" in American English

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intercoursenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɪn·tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
the ​sexualactivity in which the male’s ​penisenters the female’s ​vagina
(Definition of intercourse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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