erogenous

[ ih-roj-uh-nuh s ]
/ ɪˈrɒdʒ ə nəs /

adjective

especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body: erogenous zones.
arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire; sexually stimulating.

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Also er·o·gen·ic [er-uh-jen-ik] /ˌɛr əˈdʒɛn ɪk/.

Origin of erogenous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM erogenous

e·rog·e·ne·i·ty [ih-roj-uh-nee-i-tee] /ɪˌrɒdʒ əˈni ɪ ti/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for erogenous

erogenous

erogenic (ˌɛrəˈdʒɛnɪk)

/ (ɪˈrɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

sensitive to sexual stimulationerogenous zones of the body
arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure

Derived forms of erogenous

erogeneity (ˌɛrədʒɪˈniːɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for erogenous

C19: from Greek erōs love, desire + -genous
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Medical definitions for erogenous

erogenous
[ ĭ-rŏjə-nəs ]

adj.

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