|to bark; yelp.|
|to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.|
|1.||the most intense point during sexual excitement, characterized by extremely pleasurable sensations and in the male accompanied by ejaculation of semen|
|2.||rare intense or violent excitement|
|[C17: from New Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos, from organ to mature, swell]|
orgasm or·gasm (ôr'gāz'əm)
The highest point of sexual excitement, marked by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the male and by vaginal contractions within the female. Also called climax.
|orgasm (ôr'gāz'əm) Pronunciation Key
The peak of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and bv a series of involuntary contractions of the muscles of the genitals, usually accompanied by the ejaculation of semen by the male.
climactic physiological state of heightened sexual excitement and gratification that is followed by relaxation of sexual tensions and the body's muscles.
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