character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
recognition of or emphasis upon matters.
involvement in activity.
an organism’s preparedness for engaging in activity.
the state or quality of being sexual
preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
the possession of sexual potency
1789, “action or fact of being sexual;” see sexual + -ity. Meaning “capability of sexual feelings” is from 1879. Meaning “sexual identity” is by 1980.
sexuality sex·u·al·i·ty (sěk’shōō-āl’ĭ-tē)
The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex.
Concern with or interest in sexual activity.
Sexual character or potency.
to steal (merchandise) as a . to shoplift merchandise. Historical Examples If you’ve been hired to build a shoplift-proof store, you’d better know how to shoplift. Little Brother Cory Doctorow I’ll bet he couldn’t walk into a store without figuring out a way to shoplift. Little Brother Cory Doctorow v. also shop-lift, 1820, back-formation from […]
causing or promoting absorption of moisture; drying. a siccative substance, especially in paint. Historical Examples Hence, although the employment of lead as a siccative is not desirable, its effects are not so deleterious as might be imagined. Field’s Chromatography George Field In his researches, he discovered the use of linseed and nut oil, which he […]
of or relating to a control or adjustment on a record player that counteracts the tendency of the tone arm to be pulled inward by centripetal force.
a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. a person who maintains a doubting attitude, as toward values, plans, statements, or the character of others. a person who doubts the truth of a religion, especially Christianity, or of important elements of it. (initial capital letter) Philosophy. a member of […]