- 1 [usually before noun] connected with the physical activity of sex sexual behavior They were not having a sexual relationship at the time. Her interest in him is purely sexual. sexual orientation (= whether you are heterosexual or homosexual ) a sexual partner (= a person whom you have sex with)
- 2[only before noun] connected with the process of producing young the sexual organs (= the penis, vagina, etc.) sexual reproduction
- 3[usually before noun] connected with the state of being male or female sexual characteristics
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NAmE//ˈsɛkʃuəli//, NAmE//ˈsɛkʃəli//adverb sexually abused children She finds him sexually attractive. sexually explicit Girls become sexually mature earlier than boys. The disease is a threat to anyone who is sexually active.