Being abnormally excited.
See Also: erethism

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  • erethic — ə̇ˈrethik, eˈr adjective Etymology: erethism + ic : of, relating to, or tending to produce erethism : restless the most erethic of all its fantasies, wealth Rebecca West …   Useful english dictionary

  • erethic — ereth·ic …   English syllables

  • erethic hallucination —    The term erethic hallucination is indebted to the Greek verb erethizein, which means to irritate, to provoke, to enrage. It was used by the German psychiatrist Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum (1828 1899) to denote a hallucination elicited under the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • erethism — erethismic, erethistic /er euh this tik/, erethitic /er euh thit ik/, erethic /euh reth ik, e reth /, adj. /er euh thiz euhm/, n. Physiol. an unusual or excessive degree of irritability or stimulation in an organ or tissue. [1790 1800; < F… …   Universalium

  • erethism — noun /ˈɛɹɪθɪzəm/ a) Abnormal excitement of a bodily organ or tissue. Since the eighteenth century, sex has not ceased to provoke a kind of generalized discursive erethism. b) Any unusual or morbid over excitement. See Also: erethic …   Wiktionary

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