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virgin

1. n. a person who has never had sexual intercourse.

2. n. a person who has never had sexual contact of any sort, including fellatio and cunnilingus.

3. adj. referring to a pure or natural state, as in a virgin forest. —virginal adj.

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June 19th 2024

hospitalism

hospitalism

n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.