utilized of frenzied intercourse
- used of riotously drunken merrymaking
- with respect to or associated with the nature of orgies
- with respect to, or of this nature of, orgies.
1690s, from Greek orgiastikos "fit for orgies, interesting," from orgiastes "one who celebrates orgies," from orgiazein "to celebrate orgies," from orgia (see orgy).
(a.) regarding, or of the nature of, orgies.
He was confused with Pan, Sabazios, Men and Adonis, and there were resemblances between the orgiastic features of his worship and that of Dionysus.