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aphrodisiac

noun aph·ro·di·si·ac \ˌa-frə-ˈdē-zē-ˌak, -ˈdi-zē-\

: something (such as a food, drink, or drug) that causes or increases sexual desire

Full Definition of APHRODISIAC

:  an agent (as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire
aphrodisiac also aph·ro·di·si·a·cal \ˌa-frə-di-ˈsī-ə-kəl, -ˈzī-\ adjective

Origin of APHRODISIAC

Greek aphrodisiakos sexual, gem with aphrodisiac properties, from aphrodisia heterosexual pleasures, from neuter plural of aphrodisios of Aphrodite, from Aphroditē
First Known Use: 1711

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