Definitions

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  • adj. Characterised by dynamogeny; producing much nervous activity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to dynamogeny.
  • Producing force: as, the dynamogenic value of food.

Etymologies

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From dynamogeny.

Examples

  • "dynamogenic" when it increases the muscular contractions of men to whom it is applied; but appeals can be dynamogenic morally as well as muscularly.

    Memories and Studies

  • "dynamogenic" order which, like any tonic, freshens our vital powers.

    Varieties of Religious Experience, a Study in Human Nature

  • On stimulation within a circumscribed area of the ergotropic (dynamogenic) zone, there regularly occurs namely a manifest change in mood.

    Walter Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • At the same time respiration slows down, as opposed to the speeding-up which is obtained from the ergotropic-dynamogenic zone.

    Walter Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • It is functional, in so far as it behaves like an ergotropic or dynamogenic system.

    Walter Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • It gets larger, for example, in cases of dynamogenic excitation.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Anger in most of its forms is the most dynamogenic of all the emotions.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • There could be no more perfect description of the divided will, when the higher wishes lack just that last acuteness, that touch of explosive intensity, of dynamogenic quality (to use the slang of the psychologists), that enables them to burst their shell, and make irruption efficaciously into life and quell the lower tendencies forever.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • The resultant outcome of them is in any case what Kant calls a "sthenic" affection, an excitement of the cheerful, expansive, "dynamogenic" order which, like any tonic, freshens our vital powers.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • This leads me to say a word about ideas considered as dynamogenic agents, or stimuli for unlocking what would otherwise be unused reservoirs of individual power.

    Memories and Studies

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