erogenous

adjective
erog·​e·​nous | \ i-ˈrä-jə-nəs \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for erogenous

Synonyms

amatory, amorous, aphrodisiac (also aphrodisiacal), erotic (also erotical), erotogenic, sexy, steamy

Antonyms

nonerotic, unerotic, unsexy

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Examples of erogenous in a Sentence

certain body parts that are known sources of erogenous pleasure

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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 One way to play with temperature is to suck on ice cubes and lick each other's erogenous zones. Suzannah Weiss, Glamour, "17 Foreplay Tips & Ideas You'll Be Dying to Try," 18 Jan. 2019 There are subversive touches (gilded erogenous zones) and a playful sense of sisterhood (piggyback rides as literal women-supporting-women). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Katie Stout’s “Girl Lamps” Come to Life in a New Collaboration with the Fashion Label Phelan," 7 Dec. 2018 But the pair are actually two great erogenous zones that go great together. Sophie Saint Thomas, Marie Claire, "7 Myths About the G-Spot You Should Stop Believing Right Now," 26 Sep. 2018 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," 10 Sep. 2018 Who knew the back of my neck was an erogenous zone? Natasha Manoura, The Cut, "The Challenge of Enjoying Sex While Wearing a Wig," 29 Mar. 2018 Over time—sometimes up to a year—tactile feeling can come back, but the sensation probably won’t be erogenous. SELF, "6 Things You Should Know Before Having Top Surgery," 22 Mar. 2018 There are erogenous zones that a masseuse is not supposed to touch. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "Social media + law enforcement resulted in Anderson Township massage parlor sting," 13 Mar. 2018

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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

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 \
variants: also erogenic \ ˌer-​ə-​ˈjen-​ik \

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 \ noun, plural -ties

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