orgone

noun, often attributive
or·​gone | \ ˈȯr-ˌgōn How to pronounce orgone (audio) \

Definition of orgone

: a vital energy held to pervade nature and be a factor in health in the theories of Wilhelm Reich

First Known Use of orgone

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orgone

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

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“Orgone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orgone. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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