Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac
  • adj. lustful; lascivious; libidinous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Venereal; exciting lust; aphrodisiac.
  • adj. Lustful; lascivious; libidinous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lascivious; libidinous; lustful; wanton.
  • Giving vigor for or inclination to sexual intercourse; aphrodisiac: as, venereous drugs.

Etymologies

Latin venereus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It shall not bee needfull to speake much of the profit, which will ensue by the fit administration of it in the inveterat venereous

    Spadacrene Anglica The English Spa Fountain

  • _Berenice_ did neuer vow in the venereous Temple for her _Tholomaus_, nor _Conus_ the Mathematrician did euer beholde the like placed in the

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • But the ingenious Mr. Lisle, in his book on husbandry, carries it much farther; for he says that the loss of those insignia alone has sometimes a strange effect on the ability itself: he had a boar so fierce and venereous, that, to prevent mischief, orders were given for his tusks to be broken off.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2

  • III), without protest, "some are of opinion, that to see a woman naked, is able of itself to alter his affection; and it is worthy of consideration, saith _Montaigne_, the Frenchman, in his Essays, that the skilfullest masters of amorous dalliance appoint for a remedy of venereous passions, a full survey of the body."

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society

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