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 Coquettishly clip oximeters to each other’s erogenous zones. Scott Jacobson, The New Yorker, "Date Ideas for a Post-Quarantine World," 26 June 2020 When Monica taught Chandler the seven (seven, seven, SEVEN!) erogenous zones. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "11 Times Chandler and Monica Were Total Relationship Goals on Friends," 22 May 2020 The first collection made the neck an erogenous zone; the second, the lower back. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Breaking the Curse of the It Bag," 18 Feb. 2020 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "15 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Masturbation," 11 Feb. 2020 Your bod has various erogenous zones, which are areas of your body that are more sensitive than others. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "15 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Masturbation," 11 Feb. 2020 Monica was intense about pretty much everything — even an impromptu tutorial on erogenous zones. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, "‘Friends’ premiered 25 years ago. Here are 25 of the beloved sitcom’s most memorable quotes.," 22 Sep. 2019 To others, it's best remembered as the one where Monica teaches Chandler (and maybe some watching from home) about female erogenous zones. Whitney Friedlander, CNN, "The 25 most relatable 'Friends' episodes as the show turns 25," 16 Aug. 2019 Our press seems increasingly helpless in the face of evidence-free red herrings aimed at its erogenous zones. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Suddenly, Bezos Is Media’s Hero," 12 Feb. 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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“Erogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erogenous. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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erogenous

adjective
How to pronounce erogenous (audio)

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 erogenic (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 erogeneity (audio) \ noun, plural erogeneities

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