Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sex

4 senses of sex

Sense 1
sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 2
sex -- (either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes")
       => class, category, family -- (a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents")

Sense 3
sex, sexual urge -- (all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 4
sex, gender, sexuality -- (the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus")
       => physiological property -- (a property having to do with the functioning of the body)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sex

2 senses of sex

Sense 1
arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up -- (stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 2
sex -- (tell the sex (of young chickens))
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

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