orgone

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From blend of organism +‎ hormone, after German Orgon.

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orgone (countable and uncountable, plural orgones)

  1. In the psychoanalytic theory of Wilhelm Reich, a form of sexual energy or life force distributed throughout the universe and available for collection, storage, and further use. [from 20th c.]
    • 1944, Theodore P Wolfe, translating Wilhelm Reich, ‘The Discovery of the Orgone, part 2’, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research, vol. III no. 1:
      In the present report I shall describe the methods of quantitative measurement of the orgone by means of the electroscope and the thermometer.
    • 1959, William Burroughs, Naked Lunch:
      So, boys, when those hot licks play over your balls and prick and dart up your ass like an invisible blue blow torch of orgones, in the words of T. J. Watson, Think.

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orgone m (plural orgoni)

  1. orgone

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Middle English[edit]

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orgone (plural orgones)

  1. Alternative form of organe

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