copulation

[ kop-yuh-ley-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF copulation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COPULATION

Copulation is accomplished without the hive, and in the air.

We readily conceive how they appear when left in the female by copulation.

Calling a natural process like copulation a sin doesn't make it so.

Copulation of the mother bee, in l'Apiculteur, 6e anne, 1862.

No copulation; exterior fecundation of eggs: fish, echinoderms.

During the period of copulation the bucks fight a good deal.

The Fairies marry not; but there be amongst them Incubi, that have copulation with flesh and bloud.

It is often associated with pouncing and is also seen prior to copulation.

Another cause of natural barrenness, is debility in copulation.

This is the law of him that hath the issue of seed, and that is defiled by copulation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "coupling," from Middle French copulation "mating, copulation" (14c.), from Latin copulationem (nominative copulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of copulare (see copulate). Of the sex act from late 15c., and this became the main sense from 16c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COPULATION

coupling

nounsexual intercourse
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