erogenous erogenous adj. 1. causing sexual excitement when stimulated. [PJC]

2. relating to or arousing sexual excitement. [PJC] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • erogenous — formed 1889 from Gk. eros sexual love (see EROS (Cf. Eros)) + English GENOUS (Cf. genous) producing. A slightly earlier variant was erogenic (1887), from Fr. érogénique. Both, as OED laments, are improperly formed. Erogenous zone attested by 1905 …   Etymology dictionary

  • erogenous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a part of the body) sensitive to sexual stimulation. ORIGIN from EROS(Cf. ↑Eros) …   English terms dictionary

  • erogenous — [er΄ō jen′ikē räj′ə nəs, iräj′ə nəs] adj. [< Gr erōs, love + GENOUS] designating or of those areas of the body that are particularly sensitive to sexual stimulation: also erogenic [er΄ō jen′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • erogenous — adjective a) Sensitive to sexual arousal. His neck, shoulders, upper back, and spine were erogenous zones. b) Causing sexual arousal, erotogenic. See Also: erogenous zone …   Wiktionary

  • erogenous — [[t]ɪrɒ̱ʤɪnəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An erogenous part of your body is one where sexual pleasure can be felt or caused. [FORMAL] Your body contains many erogenous zones, areas that lead to a feeling of sexual excitement when they are caressed …   English dictionary

  • erogenous — erogeneity /i roj euh nee i tee/, n. /i roj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body: erogenous zones. 2. arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire; sexually stimulating. Also, erogenic /er… …   Universalium

  • erogenous — adj. Erogenous is used with these nouns: ↑zone …   Collocations dictionary

  • erogenous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. erotic (see sex). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [i ROJ uh nus] pertaining to parts of the body that can be aroused by sexual stimulation. Erogenous zones are rich in nerve… …   English dictionary for students

  • erogenous — e•rog•e•nous [[t]ɪˈrɒdʒ ə nəs[/t]] also er•o•gen•ic [[t]ˌɛr əˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) particularly sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body: erogenous zones[/ex] 2) tending to arouse sexual desire • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • erogenous — adjective Etymology: Greek erōs + English genous, genic Date: circa 1889 1. producing sexual excitement or libidinal gratification when stimulated ; sexually sensitive 2. of, relating to, or arousing sexual feelings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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