Origin of erethism
Related formser·e·this·mic, er·e·this·tic [er-uh-this-tik] /ˌɛr əˈθɪs tɪk/, er·e·thit·ic [er-uh-thit-ik] /ˌɛr əˈθɪt ɪk/, e·reth·ic [uh-reth-ik, e-reth-] /əˈrɛθ ɪk, ɛˈrɛθ-/, adjectivehy·per·er·e·thism, noun
Examples from the Web for erethism
Normally, there appears to be no erethism of the sexual organs during the process of love-making.
Erethism, er′e-thizm, n. excitement or stimulation of any organ.
At the same time they consider that, while erethism is less, sexuality is greater than in men.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
If this flow is continued, without proper periods of repose, a state of erethism and insomnia is produced.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism.The War of the Worlds|H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for erethism
- a personality disorder resulting from mercury poisoning
- an abnormal tendency to become aroused quickly, esp sexually, as the result of a verbal or psychic stimulus