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[ih-rot-ik] /ɪˈrɒt ɪk/

adjective, Also, erotical
arousing or satisfying sexual desire:
an erotic dance.
of, relating to, or treating of sexual love; amatory:
an erotic novel.
subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.
an erotic poem.
an erotic person.
of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
a person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation

1620s (implied in erotical), from French érotique (16c.), from Greek erotikos “caused by passionate love, referring to love,” from eros (genitive erotos) “sexual love” (see Eros).

erotic e·rot·ic (ĭ-rŏt’ĭk)


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