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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

orgasmic

play \ȯr-ˈgaz-mik\ also

orgastic

play \-ˈgas-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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


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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

Rhymes with orgasm


Medical Dictionary

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orgasm

play
noun or·gasm \ˈȯr-ˌgaz-əm\

Medical Definition of orgasm

  1. :  the climax of sexual excitement that is usually accompanied by ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female

orgasmic

\ȯr-ˈgaz-mik\play also

orgastic

\-ˈgas-tik\play adjective



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orgasm

intransitive verb or·gasm

Medical Definition of orgasm

  1. :  to experience an orgasm <able to orgasm during intercourse—Shere Hite>




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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