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Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English venereal, from Latin venereus (of sexual love), from Venus (goddess of love).

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venereal (not comparable)

  1. sexually transmitted.
  2. of or relating to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.
    • Milton
      Into the snare I fell / Of fair, fallacious looks, venereal trains, / Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life.
  3. Exciting sexual desire; aphrodisiac.
  4. Adapted to the cure of venereal diseases.
    a venereal medicine
  5. (obsolete) of or relating to copper (formerly called Venus by alchemists).

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