the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
Syn: ↑amorousness, ↑eroticism, ↑erotism, ↑sexiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑amative, ↑sexy (for: ↑sexiness), ↑amorous (for: ↑amorousness)
Hypernyms: ↑sexual desire, ↑eros, ↑concupiscence, ↑physical attraction
Hyponyms: ↑prurience, ↑pruriency, ↑lasciviousness, ↑carnality, ↑lubricity

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