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frigidity

[fri-jid-i-tee] /frɪˈdʒɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being frigid.
2.
(in women) inhibition, not caused by a physical disorder or medication, of sexual excitement during sexual activity.
Origin of frigidity
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English frigidite coldness (< Middle French fregidité) < Late Latin frīgiditās; see frigid, -ity
Related forms
nonfrigidity, noun
unfrigidity, noun
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Word Origin and History for frigidity
n.

early 15c., from Middle French frigidité (15c.), from Late Latin frigiditatem (nominative frigiditas) "the cold," from Latin frigidus "cold" (see frigid).

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frigidity in Medicine

frigidity fri·gid·i·ty (frĭ-jĭd'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of marked or abnormal sexual indifference.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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