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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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in the manner of an orgy
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