Definition of venereal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɪəriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪriəl//
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relating to diseases spread by sexual contact a venereal infection Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin venereus (from venus, vener- ‘sexual love’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: venereal

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