eroticism (adjective, erotic): the personal experience and manifest expression of one's genital arousal and functioning as male or female, either alone or with a partner, and particularly with reference to the ideation, imagery, and sensory stimuli of arousal [from Greek, eros, love]. Synonym, erotism. See also sexuality.

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E*rot"i*cism (?), n.

Erotic quality.


© Webster 1913.

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