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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orgy.
  • adj. Arousing or causing unrestrained emotion; frenzied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to an orgy; wild, uncontrolled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, orgies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of the orgies or mystic festivities of the ancient Greeks, Phrygians, etc., especially those in honor of Bacchus or of Cybele; characterized by or consisting in wild, unnatural, impure, or cruel revelry; frantically enthusiastic: as, orgiastic rites; orgiastic worship. See orgy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of riotously drunken merrymaking
  • adj. used of frenzied sexual activity

Etymologies

Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, celebrant of orgies, from orgiazein, to celebrate orgies, from orgia, orgies; see orgy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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