American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Venereal

VENE’REAL, a. [L. venereus, from Venus. See Venus.]

1. Pertaining to the pleasures of sexual commerce. A venereal person is one addicted to sexual pleasures or venery.

2. Proceeding from sexual intercourse; as the venereal disease; venereal virus or poison.

3. Adapted to the cure of the lues venerea; as venereal medicines.

4. Adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac; provocative.

5. Consisting of copper, called by chimists formerly Venus. Obs.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Venereal," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKLZ83DT68US9E2.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Venereal." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKLZ83DT68US9E2.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Venereal' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKLZ83DT68US9E2.