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frig·id

(frij'id),
1. Synonym(s): cold
2. Temperamentally, especially sexually, cold or irresponsive.
[L. frigidus, cold]

frigid

[frij′id]
Etymology: L, frigidus, cold
1 lacking warmth of feeling; unemotional; unimaginative; without passion or ardor and stiff or formal in manner.
2 (of a woman) unresponsive to sexual advances or stimuli, abnormally indifferent or averse to sexual intercourse, or unable to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse. Compare impotence. See also orgasm. frigidity, n.
Referring to a woman with sexual arousal disorder

frig·id

(frij'id)
1. Synonym(s): cold.
2. Temperamentally, especially sexually, unresponsive.
[L. frigidus, cold]
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