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vo·lup·tu·ous / vəˈləpchəwəs/ • adj. of, relating to, or characterized by luxury or sensual pleasure: long curtains in voluptuous crimson velvet. ∎  (of a woman) curvaceous and sexually attractive. DERIVATIVES: vo·lup·tu·ous·ly adv.vo·lup·tu·ous·ness n.ORIGIN: late Middle English: from Old French voluptueux or Latin voluptuosus, from voluptas ‘pleasure.’

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