or·​gone ˈȯr-ˌgōn How to pronounce orgone (audio)
often attributive
: a vital energy held to pervade nature and be a factor in health in the theories of Wilhelm Reich

Examples of orgone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for better or worse, practitioners have always stood at the ready, prepared to intervene when our chakras seemed blocked; when our humors seemed unbalanced; when our meridians surely became constricted; when our orgone levels were all out of whack. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 10 July 2023 And then there was orgone, discovered, or imagined, by Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian psychoanalyst and fallen Freudian. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 The Food and Drug Administration questioned his claims about the orgone accumulator and believed that the device was a cover for more illicit activities. Washington Post, 18 June 2021

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Word History


German Orgon, from Orgasmus orgasm and organisch organic + -on -on entry 2

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orgone was in 1942

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“Orgone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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