[awr-gaz-uh m] /ˈɔr gæz əm/
the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitation, usually resulting from stimulation of the sexual organ and usually accompanied in the male by ejaculation.
an instance of experiencing this.
intense or unrestrained excitement.
an instance or occurrence of such excitement.
verb (used without object)
to have an orgasm.
the most intense point during sexual excitement, characterized by extremely pleasurable sensations and in the male accompanied by ejaculation of semen
(rare) intense or violent excitement
1680s, “sexual climax,” from French orgasme or Modern Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos “excitement, swelling,” from organ “be in heat, become ripe for,” literally “to swell, be excited,” related to orge “impulse, excitement, anger,” from PIE root *wrog- “to burgeon, swell with strength” (cf. Sanskrit urja “a nourishment, sap, vigor,” Old Irish ferc, ferg “anger”). Also used 17c. of other violent excitements of emotion or other bodily functions.
1973, originally and usually in reference to a woman’s sexual climax, from orgasm (n.). Related: Orgasmed; orgasming.
orgasm or·gasm (ôr’gāz’əm)
The highest point of sexual excitement, marked by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the male and by vaginal contractions within the female. Also called climax.
or·gas’mic (ôr-gāz’mĭk) adj.
The peak of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and bv a series of involuntary contractions of the muscles of the genitals, usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen by the male.
[awr-zhat; French awr-zha] /ˈɔr ʒæt; French ɔrˈʒa/ noun 1. a syrup or drink made originally from barley but later from almonds, prepared with sugar and an extract of orange flowers. /ˈɔːʒɑː; French ɔrʒa/ noun 1. a drink made from barley or almonds, and orange flower water
[awr-jet-uh-riks] /ɔrˈdʒɛt ə rɪks/ noun 1. flourished c60 b.c, Helvetian chieftain.
[awr-jee-as-tik] /ˌɔr dʒiˈæs tɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or having the nature of an . 2. tending to arouse or excite unrestrained emotion: orgiastic rhythms. 3. Sociology. (of an expressive crowd) reaching a peak of emotional intensity, often of an ecstatic nature and frequently expressed by uninhibited behavior. adj. 1690s, from Greek orgiastikos “fit […]
[awr-gohn] /ˈɔr goʊn/ noun 1. a cabinetlike device constructed of layers of wood and other materials, as tin, claimed by its inventor, Wilhelm Reich, to restore orgone energy to persons sitting in it, thereby aiding in the cure of impotence, cancer, the common cold, etc.