erogenous

adjective

erog·​e·​nous i-ˈrä-jə-nəs How to pronounce erogenous (audio)
1
: producing sexual excitement or libidinal gratification when stimulated : sexually sensitive
2
: of, relating to, or arousing sexual feelings

Example Sentences

certain body parts that are known sources of erogenous pleasure
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Word History

Etymology

Greek erōs + English -genous, -genic

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of erogenous was circa 1889

Dictionary Entries Near erogenous

Cite this Entry

“Erogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erogenous. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

erogenous

adjective
erog·​e·​nous i-ˈräj-ə-nəs How to pronounce erogenous (audio)
variants also erogenic
1
: producing sexual excitement or libidinal gratification when stimulated : sexually sensitive
2
: of, relating to, or arousing sexual feelings
erogeneity noun
plural erogeneities
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