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Definizione monolingua e traduzione sex

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sex (third-person singular simple present sexes, present participle sexing, simple past and past participle sexed)

  1. (zoology) To determine the biological sex of an animal.
    It is not easy to sex lizards.
  2. (colloquial) To have sex with.
    The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.
    OK, so Im sexin her, right, and all I can think of is this other girl.

sex (countable and uncountable; plural sexes)

  1. (countable) Either of two main divisions (either female or male) into which many organisms can be placed, according to reproductive function or organs.
    What sex is that hamster?
    The abnormality is found in both sexes.
  2. (uncountable) The distinguishing property, quality, or assemblage of properties by which organisms are classified as female or male on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions; the set of properties by which male is distinguished from female.
    The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, sex, and other factors.
    The researchers divided the subjects by sex.
  3. (uncountable) Sexual intercourse; the act of sexual intercourse.
    All you ever think about is sex.
    We had sex in the back seat.
  4. (euphemistic) Genitalia; a penis or vagina.
  5. (obsolete, with the definite article) Women; womankind.
    • 1740, Samuel Richardson, Pamela:
      ‘With all my heart,’ replied my master; ‘I have so much honour for all the sex, that I would not have the meanest person of it stand, while I sit, had I been to have made the custom.’
    • 1759, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, chapter 1, page 52:
    • […] unless it was with his sister-in-law, my fathers wife and my mother,—my uncle Toby scarce exchanged three words with the sex in as many years […]
    • 1769, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England:
      Thus female honor, which is dearer to the sex than their lives, is left by the common law to be the sport of an abandoned calumniator.
    • 1807, John Hoole, trans. Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, XXVII ll. 1003-4:
      But how can each the boasted treasure own, / When through the sex no two chaste wives are known?
    • 1862, Wilkie Collins, No Name
      Even the reptile temperament of Noel Vanstone warmed under the influence of the sex: he had an undeniably appreciative eye for a handsome woman, and Magdalens grace and beauty were not thrown away on him.


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Traduzione italiano sesso |fare sesso |genere |inezia |sessuale |sex |

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