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orgasm

play
noun or·gasm \ˈȯr-ˌga-zəm\

Simple Definition of orgasm

  • : the point during sexual activity when sexual pleasure is strongest

Full Definition of orgasm

  1. :  intense or paroxysmal excitement; especially :  an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual arousal that is usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female

or·gas·mic play \ȯr-ˈgaz-mik\ also or·gas·tic play \-ˈgas-tik\ adjective

Origin of orgasm

New Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos, from organ to grow ripe, be lustful; probably akin to Sanskrit ūrjā sap, strength


First Known Use: circa 1763

Rhymes with orgasm


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orgasm

verb or·gasm

Definition of orgasm

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to experience orgasm



1972

First Known Use of orgasm

1972


Learn More about orgasm

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "orgasm" Spanish Central: Translation of "orgasm" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "orgasm"


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