sex

sex
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sexus Date: 14th century 1. either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the basis of their reproductive organs and structures 2. the sum of the structural, functional, and behavioral characteristics of organisms that are involved in reproduction marked by the union of gametes and that distinguish males and females 3. a. sexually motivated phenomena or behavior b. sexual intercourse 4. genitalia II. transitive verb Date: 1884 1. to identify the sex of <
sex newborn chicks
>
2. a. to increase the sexual appeal of — often used with up b. to arouse the sexual desires of

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