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orgasm

noun or·gasm \ ˈȯr-ˌga-zəm \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018
: intense or paroxysmal excitement; especially : the rapid pleasurable release 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\ or less commonly orgastic play \ȯr-ˈga-stik\ adjective

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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

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orgasm

verb
: to experience orgasm

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Origin and Etymology of orgasm


ORGASM Defined for English Language Learners

orgasm

  • : the point during sexual activity when sexual pleasure is strongest


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orgasm

noun or·gasm \ ˈȯr-ˌgaz-əm \
: the climax of sexual excitement that is usually accompanied by ejaculation of semen in the male and by vaginal contractions in the female

orgasmic

play \ȯr-ˈgaz-mik\ also orgastic play \-ˈgas-tik\ adjective

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orgasm

intransitive verb
: to experience an orgasm
  • able to orgasm during intercourse
  • —Shere Hite

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