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[in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈɪn tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/

dealings or communication between individuals, groups, countries, etc.
interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.
sexual relations or a sexual coupling, especially coitus.
communication or exchange between individuals; mutual dealings
See sexual intercourse

mid-15c., “communication to and fro,” from Old French entrecours “exchange, commerce,” from Late Latin intercursus “a running between, intervention,” from intercursus, past participle of intercurrere “to run between,” from Latin inter- “between” (see inter-) + currere “to run” (see current (adj.)). Meaning “sexual relations” first recorded 1798, from earlier sense “social contact and relations” (1540s).

intercourse in·ter·course (ĭn’tər-kôrs’)


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