intercourse noun

1 sex

ADJ. sexual | heterosexual, homosexual | anal, vaginal | non-consensual | unlawful

VERB + INTERCOURSE engage in, have, indulge in She never had sexual intercourse before she was married. | consent to The judge asked if she had consented to intercourse.

INTERCOURSE + VERB occur, take place He admitted that intercourse had taken place.

PREP. ~ between intercourse between consenting adults | ~ with He accused her of intercourse with another man.

2 exchange of ideas, feelings, etc.

ADJ. social Life is a pleasant blend of work and social intercourse.