from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The peak of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and by a series of involuntary contractions of the muscles of the genitals, usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen by the male. Also called climax.
- n. A similar point of intensity of emotional excitement.
- intransitive v. To experience an orgasm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have an orgasm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence of any organ; erethism.
- n. The peak of the physical pleasurable sexual excitement caused by stimulation of the sexual organs, as in intercourse; in the male, it is usually accompanied by ejaculation.
- n. An eruption of intense, uncontrolled excitement; -- used of groups and individuals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Immoderate excitement or action.
- n. In medicine, a state of excitement in an organ: applied chiefly to the acme of venereal excitement in sexual intercourse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
French orgasme or New Latin orgasmus, both from Greek orgasmos, from orgān, to swell up, be excited.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin orgasmus, from Ancient Greek ὀργασμός (orgasmós, "orgasm"), from ὀργάω (orgaō, "to swell with moisture"). (Wiktionary)