anaphrodisiac

adjective

an·​aph·​ro·​di·​si·​ac ˌa-ˌna-frə-ˈdē-zē-ˌak How to pronounce anaphrodisiac (audio)
-zhē-,
-ˈdi-zē-
: inhibiting or discouraging sexual desire
anaphrodisiac noun

Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anaphrodisiac was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Anaphrodisiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaphrodisiac. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

anaphrodisiac

1 of 2 adjective
an·​aph·​ro·​dis·​i·​ac -ˈdē-zē-ˌak How to pronounce anaphrodisiac (audio) -ˈdiz-ē- How to pronounce anaphrodisiac (audio)
: of, relating to, or causing anaphrodisia

anaphrodisiac

2 of 2 noun
: an anaphrodisiac agent
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