Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An erotic quality or theme.
  • n. Sexual excitement.
  • n. Abnormally persistent sexual excitement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being erotic, or of being sexually aroused
  • n. sexual excitement, especially if abnormally persistent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Erotic quality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being erotic; undue prominence of sexuality or the sexual emotions; in pathology, excessive sexual desires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
  • n. a state of anticipation of sexuality

Etymologies

erotic +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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