Definition of Orgasm

1. Noun. The moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse.

Exact synonyms: Climax, Coming, Sexual Climax
Generic synonyms: Consummation
Specialized synonyms: Male Orgasm
Derivative terms: Climactic, Come

Definition of Orgasm

1. n. Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence of any organ; erethism; esp., the height of venereal excitement in sexual intercourse.

Definition of Orgasm

1. Noun. (obsolete) A spasm or sudden contraction. (defdate 17th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A rush of sexual excitement; now specifically, the climax or peak of sexual pleasure, which occurs during sexual activity and which in males may include ejaculation and in females vaginal contractions. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

3. Verb. To have an orgasm. ¹

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Definition of Orgasm

1. to experience an orgasm (the climax of sexual excitement) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : ORGASMIC, ORGASTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Orgasm

1. The apex and culmination of sexual excitement. Origin: Gr. Orgasmos = swelling or organ to swell, to be lustful This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orgasm

organum olfactus
organum spirale
organum tactus
organum triplum
organum vestibulocochleare
organum visus
organum vomeronasale

Literary usage of Orgasm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on Disorders of the Sexual Function in the Male and Female by Max Hühner (1916)
"Under this heading will be described that condition in which the female has normal sexual desire, but fails to experience any orgasm or other feeling of ..."

2. A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women by Edward John Tilt (1881)
"Leeches to the vulva gave temporary relief, and opiates wero always useful; while injections with borax or acetate of lead have brought on this orgasm in ..."

3. A Text-book of the Diseases of Women by Henry Jacques Garrigues (1900)
"125). It may, of course, be repeated during several months, if the first attempt does not succeed. II. LACK OF orgasm. ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1889)
"It opens at certain times: as in the orgasm of coitus to receive the semen,3 during menstruation that the blood may escape,4 in pregnancy according to the ..."

5. The Pathology and treatment of sexual impotence by Victor G. Vecki (1899)
"Sexual orgasm.—The copulative power requires not only that the individual be ... but also that he be capable of having the sexual orgasm (libido sexualis), ..."

6. Excessive venery, masturbation, and continence by Joseph William Howe (1887)
"... Married Persons—Erotic desires of Consumptive Patients Epilepsy as a Result of the Disease—Convulsive Seizures during the orgasm The Center of Sensation ..."

7. Commentaries on the Life and Reign of Charles the First, King of England by Isaac Disraeli (1851)
"... —or the orgasm of a female demagogue in Mrs. Macaulay, the cavils of a Scotch advocate in Mr. Brodie, or even the liberal views of a philosophic ..."

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