Eroticism



[ih-rot-uh-siz-uh m] /ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm/

noun
1.
the sexual or quality or character of something.
2.
the use of sexually arousing or suggestive symbolism, settings, allusions, situations, etc., in art, literature, drama, or the like.
3.
the condition of being sexually aroused or excited.
4.
sexual drive or tendency.
5.
an abnormally persistent sexual drive.
/ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
erotic quality or nature
2.
the use of sexually arousing or pleasing symbolism in literature or art
3.
sexual excitement or desire
4.
a tendency to exalt sex
5.
(psychol) an overt display of sexual behaviour
n.

1881, from erotic + -ism.

eroticism e·rot·i·cism (ĭ-rŏt’ĭ-sĭz’əm)
n.
Sexual excitement.

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