facts of life

facts of life
noun
the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
Syn: ↑reproduction, ↑procreation, ↑breeding
Derivationally related forms: ↑breed (for: ↑breeding), ↑procreate (for: ↑procreation), ↑reproduce (for: ↑reproduction)
Hypernyms: ↑sexual activity, ↑sexual practice, ↑sex, ↑sex activity

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facts of life
1. The details of reproduction, esp human reproduction
2. The realities of a situation
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Main Entry:fact

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facts of life,
1. facts that cannot be disputed or changed, however undesirable they may be: »

He reminded the party of the hard political facts of life.

2. the basic facts about sex and reproduction: »

to teach children the facts of life.


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