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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of prurire 'to itch, have desire'

prurient

adjective
     
pru‧ri‧ent formal
having or showing too much interest in sex - used to show disapproval:
prurient interests
pruriently adverb
prurience noun [uncountable]

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