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noun as in coupling

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noun as in match

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When it comes to mating, the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) likes to keep things in the family.

A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.

Mating with a cousin or brother is safer than risking life and limb to mate with an outsider.

In any case, there is a growing number of people evolving mating rituals not based on getting wasted.

Given that their mating sessions can last up to 70 hours, their bedroom—well, cave—performances seem pretty darn impressive.

I don't doubt you will find more than one affinity if you are awakening; that is merely the mating instinct.

When the owls beat their wings and gave the mating call and hoot, it was like a foam of noise rising over a river of silence.

Mating determined by unconscious psychological motives instead of eugenic considerations.

Therefore, she can have no other motive for marrying a man than that of mating herself to a true companion.

Many insects vulgarly supposed to be different species are but males and females of one race seeking each other for mating.


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On this page you'll find 132 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mating, such as: intercourse, procreation, sexual intercourse, coition, coupling, and fornication.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.