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vo·lup·tu·ous

(vō-lŭp'tyū-ŭs),
Causing or caused by sensual pleasure; given to gratification of the senses.
[L. voluptuosus, fr. voluptas, pleasure]

voluptuous

A term that is obsolete in the biomedical sciences—where it has been defined in the context of sensual pleasure—and best substituted with other adjectives that are less subjective in nature.

voluptuous

(vō-lŭp′tū-ŭs) [L. voluptas, pleasure]
1. Pert. to, arising from, or provoking, consciously or otherwise, sensual desire, usually applied to the female sex.
2. Given to sensualism.
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With a mere gesture toward those broader discussions cited in endnotes 2, 6, and 16, discussions in which Novalis' theory of voluptuosity is developed more fully, this final note on the community of Derrida and Novalis, our two apothecaries.
Lingis' understanding posits corporeal inscription as having the dual purpose of extending the pleasure zones of the body, and the simultaneously contradictory effect of articulating group membership that represses the voluptuosity of the subject.
The feminine essentially violable and inviolable, the "Eternal Feminine," is the virgin or an incessant recommencement of virginity, the untouchable in the very contact of voluptuosity, future in the present.