* * *venereal disease n a contagious disease (as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse abbr. VD compare SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE
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* * *(VD) 1. sexually transmitted d. 2. a former classification of sexually transmitted diseases that included only gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale.
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venereal disease — ► NOUN ▪ a disease contracted by sexual intercourse with a person already infected … English terms dictionary
venereal disease — UK [vəˈnɪərɪəl dɪˌziːz] / US [vəˈnɪrɪəl dɪˌzɪz] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms venereal disease : singular venereal disease plural venereal diseases old fashioned a disease that is spread when people have sex … English dictionary
venereal disease — noun a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact • Syn: ↑VD, ↑venereal infection, ↑social disease, ↑Cupid s itch, ↑Cupid s disease, ↑Venus s curse, ↑dose, ↑sexually transmitted … Useful english dictionary
venereal disease — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, French disease, German measles, Haverhill fever, Spanish pox, VD, acquired syphilis, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery,… … Moby Thesaurus
venereal disease — [[t]vɪnɪ͟əriəl dɪzi͟ːz[/t]] venereal diseases N VAR Venereal disease is used to refer to diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhoea which are passed on by sexual intercourse. The abbreviation VD is also used … English dictionary
venereal disease — ve|ne|re|al dis|ease [vıˈnıəriəl dıˌzi:z US ˈnır ] n [U and C] old fashioned [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: venereal (1400 1500) from Latin venereus, from venus; VENERATE] ↑VD … Dictionary of contemporary English
venereal disease — Pathol. See sexually transmitted disease. Abbr.: VD [1650 60] * * * any of a number of contagious diseases that are most commonly acquired in sexual intercourse. See sexually transmitted disease. * * * … Universalium
venereal disease — vene′real disease n. pat sexually transmitted disease Abbr.: VD • Etymology: 1650–60 … From formal English to slang
venereal disease — noun Date: 1658 a contagious disease (as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse compare std … New Collegiate Dictionary
venereal disease — noun Any of several contagious diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, contracted through sexual intercourse. Syn: sexually transmitted disease, sexually transmitted infection … Wiktionary