erogeneity

erogenous

[ih-roj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body: erogenous zones.
2.
arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire; sexually stimulating.
Also, erogenic [er-uh-jen-ik] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Greek érō(s) Eros + -genous

erogeneity [ih-roj-uh-nee-i-tee] , noun
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erogenous or erogenic (ɪˈrɒdʒɪnəs, ˌɛrəˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
1.  sensitive to sexual stimulation: erogenous zones of the body
2.  arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
 
[C19: from Greek erōs love, desire + -genous]
 
erogenic or erogenic
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek erōs love, desire + -genous]
 
erogeneity or erogenic
 
n

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erogenous
formed 1889 from Gk. eros "sexual love" + English -genous "producing." A slightly earlier variant was erogenic (1887), from Fr. érogénique. Both, as OED laments, are improperly formed.
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erogenous e·rog·e·nous (ĭ-rŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Responsive or sensitive to sexual stimulation, as of particular body parts.

  2. Arousing sexual desire.

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