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aromatic

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adjective ar·o·mat·ic \ˌa-rə-ˈma-tik, ˌer-ə-\

Simple Definition of aromatic

  • : having a noticeable and pleasant smell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aromatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having aroma: a :  fragrant b :  having a strong smell c :  having a distinctive quality

  2. 2 of an organic compound :  characterized by increased chemical stability resulting from the delocalization of electrons in a ring system (as benzene) containing usually multiple conjugated double bonds — compare alicyclic, aliphatic

aromatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

aromaticity

play \ˌa-rə-mə-ˈti-sə-tē, ˌer-ə-, ə-ˌrō-mə-\ noun

Examples of aromatic in a sentence

  1. <aromatic flowers can add greatly to the ambience of a room>



14th Century

First Known Use of aromatic

14th century

Synonym Discussion of aromatic

odorous, fragrant, redolent, aromatic mean emitting and diffusing scent. odorous applies to whatever has a strong distinctive smell whether pleasant or unpleasant <odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped>. fragrant applies to things (as flowers or spices) with sweet or agreeable odors <a fragrant rose>. redolent applies usually to a place or thing impregnated with odors <the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes>. aromatic applies to things emitting pungent often fresh odors <an aromatic blend of tobaccos>.

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aromatic

noun ar·o·mat·ic

Definition of aromatic

  1. 1 :  an aromatic plant or plant part; especially :  an aromatic herb or spice

  2. 2 :  an aromatic organic compound




AROMATIC Defined for Kids

aromatic

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adjective ar·o·mat·ic \ˌer-ə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of aromatic for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or having a noticeable and pleasant smell <aromatic spices>




Medical Dictionary

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aromatic

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adjective ar·o·mat·ic \ˌar-ə-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of aromatic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or having a smell or odor

  2. 2of an organic compound :  characterized by increased chemical stability resulting from the delocalization of electrons in a ring system (as benzene) containing usually multiple conjugated double bonds—compare alicyclic, aliphatic




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aromatic

noun ar·o·mat·ic

Medical Definition of aromatic

  1. 1:  an aromatic plant, drug, or medicine

  2. 2:  an aromatic organic compound





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