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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orgy.
2. Arousing or causing unrestrained emotion; frenzied.

[Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, celebrant of orgies, from orgiazein, to celebrate orgies, from orgia, orgies; see orgy.]

or′gi·ast′ n.
or′gi·as′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌɔr dʒiˈæs tɪk)

1. of, pertaining to, or having the nature of an orgy.
2. tending to arouse or excite unrestrained emotion: orgiastic rhythms.
[1690–1700; < Greek orgiastikós, derivative (with -tikos -tic) of orgiázein to celebrate orgies, derivative of órgia secret rites]
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Adj.1.orgiastic - used of frenzied sexual activity
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
2.orgiastic - used of riotously drunken merrymakingorgiastic - used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
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