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Meaning of VENEREAL

Pronunciation:  vu'neereeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to the external sex organs; "genital herpes"; "venereal disease"
 

VENEREAL is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: genital
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ve*ne"re*al\, a. [L. venereus, venerius, fr. Venus,
    Veneris, Venus, the goddess of love. See {Venerate}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to venery, or sexual love; relating to
       sexual intercourse.
    
             Into the snare I fell Of fair, fallacious looks,
             venereal trains, Softened with pleasure and
             voluptuous life.                      --Milton.
    
    2. (Med.)
       (a) Arising from sexual intercourse; as, a venereal
           disease; venereal virus or poison.
       (b) Adapted to the cure of venereal diseases; as, venereal
           medicines.
    
    3. Adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac.
    
    4. Consisting of, or pertaining to, copper, formerly called
       by chemists Venus. [Obs.] --Boyle.
    
    
  2. \Ve*ne"re*al\, n. (Med.)
    The venereal disease; syphilis.
    
    
 

 

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