hypersexual


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hypersexual

(hī′pər-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Excessively interested or involved in sexual activity.

hy′per·sex′u·al′i·ty (-sĕk′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

hypersexual

adjective Referring to a sex drive and/or sexual activity regarded as excessive for a “normal” person belonging to a particular social or cultural group.

hy·per·sex·u·al

(hī'pĕr-sek'shū-ăl)
psychiatry Referring to a person who exhibits abnormally increased sexual activity.
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