Meaning of “sexually” in the English Dictionary

"sexually" in British English

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uk /ˈsek.sju.ə.li/ us /ˈsek.sju.ə.li/

sexually adverb (SEX)

to do with sexual activity:

She's fun to be with, but I don't find her sexually attractive (= do not want to have sex with her).

More examples

  • I'm not sexually attracted to him.
  • These plants can reproduce sexually and asexually.
  • Erotic images are often more sexually stimulating to men than to women.
  • It is a sexually transmitted disease.
  • It is important to educate children before they become sexually active.

sexually adverb (MALE/FEMALE)

to do with being male or female:

sexually stereotyped behaviour (= behaviour which is considered to be typical of a male or a female)

(Definition of “sexually” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sexually" in American English

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us /ˈsek·ʃu·ə·li/

in a way that relates to the activity of sex:

The research focused on sexually mature birds.
Three women in the neighborhood were sexually assaulted.

(Definition of “sexually” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)