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erect

adj.

1. upright or vertical. See piloerection; posture.

2. tumescent, as an erect penis (see tumescence).

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closed-class words

closed-class words

in a language, a category of words that does not readily admit new members, consisting mainly of words that serve key grammatical functions, such as pronouns, prepositions, and determiners (see function word). Compare open-class words.