erectness

erectness
erect ADJECTIVE 1) rigidly upright or straight. 2) (of a body part) enlarged and rigid, especially in sexual excitement.
VERB 1) construct (a building, wall, etc.). 2) create or establish (a theory or system).
DERIVATIVES erectly adverb erectness noun erector noun.
ORIGIN from Latin erigere 'set up' .

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