From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
orgasm \or"gasm\ ([^o]r"g[a^]z'm), noun [F. orgasme; cf. Gr. 'orgasmo's a kneading, softening, prob. confused with 'orga^n to swell, especially with lust; to feel an ardent desire.] (Physiol.) Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence of any organ; erethism.
2. Especially: The peak of the physical pleasurable sexual excitement caused by stimulation of the sexual organs, as in intercourse; in the male, it is usually accompanied by ejaculation. [1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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