VENE'REAL, a. [L. venereus, from Venus. See Venus.]

1. Pertaining to the pleasures of sexual commerce. A venereal person is one addicted to sexual pleasures or venery.

2. Proceeding from sexual intercourse; as the venereal disease; venereal virus or poison.

3. Adapted to the cure of the lues venerea; as venereal medicines.

4. Adapted to excite venereal desire; aphrodisiac; provocative.

5. Consisting of copper, called by chimists formerly Venus. Obs.