orgasm
I. noun Etymology: New Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos, from organ to grow ripe, be lustful; probably akin to Sanskrit ūrjā sap, strength Date: circa 1763 intense or paroxysmal excitement; especially an explosive discharge 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 also orgastic adjective II. intransitive verb Date: 1972 to experience orgasm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • orgasm — ► NOUN ▪ the climax of sexual excitement, characterized by intensely pleasurable sensations centred in the genitals. ► VERB ▪ have an orgasm. ORIGIN Greek orgasmos, from organ swell or be excited …   English terms dictionary

  • orgasm — [ôr′gaz΄əm] n. [Fr orgasme < Gr orgasmos < organ, to swell with moisture, lust < IE base * werg , to swell with sap or anger > Sans ūrjā, violence, vigor, sap] a frenzy; great excitement; esp., the climax of sexual excitement, as in… …   English World dictionary

  • orgasm — or gasm ([^o]r g[a^]z m), n. [F. orgasme; cf. Gr. orgasmo s a kneading, softening, prob. confused with orga^n to swell, especially with lust; to feel an ardent desire.] (Physiol.) Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orgasm — (n.) 1680s, from Fr. orgasme, from Gk. orgasmos excitement, swelling, from organ be in heat, become ripe for, lit. to swell, be excited, related to orge impulse, excitement, anger, from PIE root *wrog to burgeon, swell with strength (Cf. Skt.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • orgasm — [n] climax ejaculation, frenzy, peak, spasm; concepts 706,836 …   New thesaurus

  • orgasm — 1. (orgasm) (33144↑, 5444↓) The meaning of life. Author: Oprah http://orgasm.urbanup.com/41272 2. (orgasm) (16206↑, 6277↓) What occurs during the course of an Herbal Essence commercial. Did you see that chick in the Herbal Essence commercial? Was …   Urban English dictionary

  • Orgasm — For other uses, see Orgasm (disambiguation). Frenzy of Exultations (1894), by Wł …   Wikipedia

  • orgasm — orgasmic, orgastic, adj. /awr gaz euhm/, n. 1. the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitation, usually resulting from stimulation of the sexual organ and usually accompanied in the male by ejaculation. 2. an… …   Universalium

  • orgasm — UK [ˈɔː(r)ˌɡæz(ə)m] / US [ˈɔrˌɡæzəm] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms orgasm : singular orgasm plural orgasms the stage of sexual activity when sexual pleasure is strongest Derived word: orgasm UK / US verb intransitive Word forms orgasm …   English dictionary

  • Orgasm — A series of muscle contractions in the genital accompanied by sudden release of endorphins. Orgasm normally accompanies male ejaculation as a result of sexual stimulation, and also occurs in females likewise as a result of sexual stimulation. * * …   Medical dictionary

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