orgasmic

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From Ancient Greek.
The historically "correct" form is orgastic. Nouns from Ancient Greek that end in -sm regularly form adjectives ending in -stic: for example, enthusiasm / enthusiastic, sarcasm / sarcastic. By way of counterexample, the ahistorical -mic also appears in the terms protoplasmic and cataclysmic (instead of *protoplastic and *cataclystic).

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orgasmic (comparative more orgasmic, superlative most orgasmic)

  1. (not comparable) Of or relating to orgasms.
  2. (comparable) Prone to or capable of having orgasms.
    • 2000, Wendy Shalit, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, page 171:
      Seemingly every year, another study announces that married women are more orgasmic than single women.
    • 2009, Barbara Keesling, The Good Girl's Guide to Bad Girl Sex, page 41:
      They've helped non-orgasmic women become orgasmic, they've helped orgasmic women become more orgasmic, and they've helped many women experience their first multiple orgasms (we'll talk about that later!).
    • 2010, Anonymised diarist, in Bettina Arndt, What Men Want in Bed, 2012, page 266:
      The gentler the sensation or touch the more orgasmic I am.
  3. Very exciting or stimulating.
    It must be an orgasmic experience to be an astronaut and see the Earth as a little, colourful marble surrounded by blackness.

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French orgasmique

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orgasmic 4 nom/acc forms

  1. orgasmic

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