an·​aph·​ro·​di·​si·​ac ˌa-ˌna-frə-ˈdē-zē-ˌak How to pronounce anaphrodisiac (audio)
: 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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“Anaphrodisiac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


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


2 of 2 noun
: an anaphrodisiac agent
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