from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually prolonged and painful contraction or spasm of the vagina.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A painful muscular contraction of the vagina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina, often rendering copulation impossible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spasmodic narrowing of the orifice of the vagina. Also called vulvismus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. muscular contraction that causes the vagina to close; usually an anxiety reaction before coitus or pelvic examination


New Latin vāgīnismus : vagin(a) + Latin -ismus, -ism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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