Definitions for venerealvəˈnɪər i əl
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of or relating to the external sex organs
"genital herpes"; "venereal disease"
of or relating to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.
that which excites sexual desire; aphrodisiac.
of or relating to copper.
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).
of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to sexual intercourse
arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal disease; venereal virus or poison
adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal medicines
adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac
consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called by chemists Venus
the venereal disease; syphilis
Origin: [L. venereus, venerius, fr. Venus, Veneris, Venus, the goddess of love. See Venerate.]
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Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)
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