or·​gas·​mic | \ ȯr-ˈgaz-mik How to pronounce orgasmic (audio) \

Definition of orgasmic

1 : of, relating to, resembling, or suggesting an orgasm orgasmic dysfunction orgasmic delight … breaking down the barrier between the ersatz classism of the game and the pure orgasmic fun of finding the racquet's sweet spot.— Robert Lipsyte The sound track naturally resounds with the orgasmic hammering of the Lewis beat, wails with the simple, not to say crude, sexual metaphors of his lyrics.— Richard Schickel
2 : characterized by or tending to produce an orgasm Most mums-to-be don't associate going into labour with the prospect of imminent pleasure, but some mums say their experience of childbirth was orgasmic.— Sophie Gallagher … the fans … are reacting as if Williams' abilities trigger something verging on the orgasmic.— Tim Keown

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orgasmically \ ȯr-​ˈgaz-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orgasmic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of orgasmic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then again, their relationship is not without traces of homoeroticism—that air-guitar riff looks positively orgasmic. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Bill and Ted and the Bogus Letdown of Gen X Middle Age," 2 Sep. 2020 The lead singer wore tight jeans and spun in circles, his head thrown back, artistic and orgasmic. Laura Bond, Longreads, "What I Did for (Strange) Love," 10 Aug. 2020 Age can also play a role; women 49 years and older are more likely than younger women to experience orgasmic dysfunction. Dr. Nan Wise, Glamour, "Why Can’t I Orgasm? A Neuroscientist Explains," 9 Feb. 2020 In 2007 the national mood was one of ecstatic bloodlust, war drums, and camo-prints, and Dolce & Gabbana ads featured nearly naked models in apocalyptic deserts being pawed into orgasmic submission by cheetahs. Cintra Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Waste Not, Shop Not," 11 Feb. 2020 Getting reliable data about how many women suffer from orgasmic dysfunction, which is how difficulty having an orgasm is generally described, isn’t easy. Dr. Nan Wise, Glamour, "Why Can’t I Orgasm? A Neuroscientist Explains," 9 Feb. 2020 One thing that really got me there was orgasmic meditation. Andrea Barrica, SELF, "How Owning My Sexuality Transformed My Career," 23 Apr. 2019 The San Francisco that Hitchcock creates from Scottie’s first quasi-orgasmic seizure onward is a dreamscape. John Anderson, WSJ, "The Heights of Obsession," 22 Feb. 2019 Birth, which has been described as affirming, beautiful, even orgasmic by some women, can also be traumatic. Frances F. Denny, Harper's BAZAAR, "What People Don’t Tell You About Childbirth: The Realities of Vaginal Tearing," 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of orgasmic

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Orgasmic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of orgasmic

: of or relating to an orgasm
: very exciting or enjoyable

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