Definitions for venerealvəˈnɪər i əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•ne•re•alvəˈnɪər i əl(adj.)

  1. arising from, connected with, or transmitted through sexual intercourse, as an infection.

    Category: Pathology

  2. pertaining to conditions so arising.

    Category: Pathology

  3. infected with or suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.

    Category: Pathology

  4. adapted to the cure of such disease:

    a venereal remedy.

    Category: Pathology

  5. of or pertaining to sexual desire or intercourse.

  6. serving or tending to excite sexual desire; aphrodisiac.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of venereal:

1400–50; < L venere(us) of sexual love (see Venus )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genital, venereal(adj)

    of or relating to the external sex organs

    "genital herpes"; "venereal disease"


  1. venereal(Adjective)

    sexually transmitted.

  2. venereal(Adjective)

    of or relating to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.

  3. venereal(Adjective)

    that which excites sexual desire; aphrodisiac.

  4. venereal(Adjective)

    of or relating to copper.

  5. Origin: Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English venereal, from Latin venereus (of sexual love), from vener (sexual charm) + -eus (adjective suffix) + -al (pertaining to).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venereal(adj)

    of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to sexual intercourse

  2. Venereal(adj)

    arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal disease; venereal virus or poison

  3. Venereal(adj)

    adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal medicines

  4. Venereal(adj)

    adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac

  5. Venereal(adj)

    consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus

  6. Venereal(noun)

    the venereal disease; syphilis


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