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promiscuous

(prə-mĭs′kyo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
2. Biology Having a variety of functions, targets, or hosts; nonselective: promiscuous enzymes; promiscuous drugs; a promiscuous parasite.

pro·mis′cu·ous·ly adv.
pro·mis′cu·ous·ness n.
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She said, ``I hate the word promiscuous, I do not feel it is appropriate as it really means nothing.
Cells expressing promiscuous G-proteins are a key component of Aurora's GPCR platform which has produced over 30 screens to date.
The Promiscuous Puppeteer" has been the recipient of numerous, early, consecutive, top five star ratings with "Goodreads.
The study reported that such social isolation may place promiscuous women at greater risk for poor psychological and physical health outcomes.
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Discontinue dangerous human behaviour such as promiscuous sex, particularly among men involved in anal, same-sex, or promiscuous relationships; abstain from sex before marriage; a monogamous relationship with your wife or husband is essential to protect your health and life.
school uniforms, an "ancient" but overly protective father, a dim-witted but well-meaning mother, a sexually progressive older sister, a perverted underwear drawer poltergeist, snickerers Ann and Bee, and Tash, a promiscuous competitor in Emily's quest to win the heart of hunkalicious Aidan (that is, if she doesn't decide to go for dishy Devon, marry heartthrob actor Oded Fehr, or forget them all and go for Fang first).
Hammer chief curator Russell Ferguson's survey of the artist's promiscuous output will bring together, for the first time in an American museum, a body of work that continues to resist categorization.
Ammann exposes the plight of doctors hounded by the Drug Enforcement Administration for allegedly promiscuous prescriptions and of patients who have to bear excruciating pain and increasingly uncertain access to the one legal drug that has made their lives bearable.
Ultimately, the 55th edition of this transient city of images, this carnival of commerce and celluloid with its promiscuous combinations of bazaar and boardroom, did deliver impressive and defiant films about the importance of cinema, the value of humanism and at least the possibility of finding a way through our dark labyrinth.
Eventually it turned over to a nut sack, 'cause that's a little less promiscuous.
Based on the results of personal interviews and questionnaires on sexual behavior from 2,810 respondents, investigators developed a mathematical model that allowed them to conclude that safe-sex campaigns should be targeted to these promiscuous "nodes" in the network (Nature 411[6840]:907-08, 2001).