From orogeny + -ic.
- (UK) IPA: /ɒɹə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/
orogenic (comparative more orogenic, superlative most orogenic)
- (geology) Concerned with orogeny; pertaining to the creation of mountains.
- 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 116:
- For Suess, summing up folding and thrusting in a dozen mountain chains, orogenic events happened when the earth shrugged violently and pulled itself together.