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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

erot(o)-

Sexual desire or excitement.

[Greek erōs, erōt-, sexual love.]

Examples include eroticism, the quality or character or being erotic, arousing sexual desire or excitement; erotica, literature or art intended to arouse sexual desire; erotology, the study of sexual love and behaviour; erotomania, excessive sexual desire. The adjective erogenous, which refers to a part of the body sensitive to sexual stimulation (as in erogenous zone), comes from the same Greek root.

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