erogenous

adjective
erog·​e·​nous | \ i-ˈrä-jə-nəs How to pronounce erogenous (audio) \

Definition of erogenous

1 : producing sexual excitement or libidinal gratification when stimulated : sexually sensitive
2 : of, relating to, or arousing sexual feelings

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Examples of erogenous in a Sentence

certain body parts that are known sources of erogenous pleasure
Recent Examples on the Web At barely 30 years old, these folks are right in the demographic erogenous zone that makes carmakers happy. Jamie Kitman, Car and Driver, 30 Aug. 2021 There's even a rabbit vibrator that adds anal into the mix for maximum erogenous-zone stimulation. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 16 Apr. 2021 Coquettishly clip oximeters to each other’s erogenous zones. Scott Jacobson, The New Yorker, 26 June 2020 When Monica taught Chandler the seven (seven, seven, SEVEN!) erogenous zones. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, 22 May 2020 The first collection made the neck an erogenous zone; the second, the lower back. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2020 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, 11 Feb. 2020 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, 11 Feb. 2020 Monica was intense about pretty much everything — even an impromptu tutorial on erogenous zones. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of erogenous

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for erogenous

Greek erōs + English -genous, -genic

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The first known use of erogenous was circa 1889

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14 Sep 2021

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“Erogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erogenous. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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erogenous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of erogenous

: producing sexual excitement or pleasure when touched : sexually sensitive

erogenous

adjective
erog·​e·​nous | \ i-ˈräj-ə-nəs How to pronounce erogenous (audio) \
variants: also erogenic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce erogenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of erogenous

1 : producing sexual excitement or libidinal gratification when stimulated : sexually sensitive
2 : of, relating to, or arousing sexual feelings

Other Words from erogenous

erogeneity \ ˌer-​ə-​jə-​ˈnē-​ət-​ē How to pronounce erogenous (audio) \ noun, plural erogeneities

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