Definition of orgone in English:



mass noun
  • A supposed excess sexual energy or life force distributed throughout the universe which can be collected and stored for subsequent therapeutic use.

    • ‘It's been a long time since I've read Wilhelm Reich but isn't orgone an energy?’
    • ‘I'd just add that the whole concept of orgone and Reich's work dealing with this, is a lot more consistent and sophisticated than it might appear on first perusal.’
    • ‘According to Ruaridh, orgone is the sexual energy that flows through the body, and the apparatus draws it out to relieve stress.’
    • ‘This creates centripedal force among waves of charge (spirit/chi/orgone/ barrakah/life force).’
    • ‘They are as likely to identify the energy with auras, chi, or orgone as with anything physical.’


1940s: coined by the Austrian-born psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957), from organism or organic + -one, on the pattern of hormone.