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 for Orgy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orgy \Or"gy\, n.; pl. Orgies.
     A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orgy \Or"gy\, n.; sing. Orgies. [F. orgie, orgies, L. orgia,
     pl., Gr. ?; akin to ? work. See Organ, and Work.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A sacrifice accompanied by certain ceremonies in honor of
        some pagan deity; especially, the ceremonies observed by
        the Greeks and Romans in the worship of Dionysus, or
        Bacchus, which were characterized by wild and dissolute
        revelry. Usually in the plural form.
  
     Note: [The singular is rarely used in this sense.]
           [1913 Webster]
  
                 As when, with crowned cups, unto the Elian god,
                 Those priests high orgies held.    --Drayton.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Wild, drunken, or licentious revelry; an uninhibited
        carouse. --B. Jonson. --Tennyson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A series of sexual activities involving more than two
        couples in a group.
        [PJC]
  
     4. Hence: An event characterized by unrestrained indulgence
        in passion; as, an orgy of buying of internet stocks.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  orgy
      n 1: any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping";
           "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending" [syn: orgy,
           binge, splurge]
      2: secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities
         involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual
         activity
      3: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
         [syn: orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot,
         bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "orgy":
     Saturnalia, abandon, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat,
     bender, binge, bout, bust, carousal, carouse, celebration,
     compotation, craze, debauch, debauchery, debauchment, delirium,
     dissipation, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, ecstasy,
     escapade, fire and fury, fling, free living, frenzy, furor, furore,
     fury, guzzle, high living, hysteria, intoxication, jag,
     killing pace, lark, licentiousness, madness, orgasm,
     overindulgence, party, passion, ploy, potation, pub-crawl, rage,
     rampage, randan, randy, rapture, ravishment, revel, riotous living,
     saturnalia, soak, splurge, spree, symposium, tear, tearing passion,
     toot, towering rage, transport, wassail, wingding
  
  

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