aphrodisiac

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

Definition of aphrodisiac

  1. :  an agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire

aphrodisiac

or less commonly

aphrodisiacal

play \ˌa-frə-di-ˈsī-ə-kəl, -ˈzī-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aphrodisiac

Greek aphrodisiakos sexual, gem with aphrodisiac properties, from aphrodisia heterosexual pleasures, from neuter plural of aphrodisios of Aphrodite, from Aphroditē


Medical Dictionary

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aphrodisiac

play play
adjective aph·ro·di·si·ac \ˌaf-rə-ˈdē-zē-ˌak, -ˈdiz-ē-\
variants: also

aphrodisiacal

\ˌaf-rəd-ə-ˈzī-ə-kəl, -ˈsī-\play play

Medical Definition of aphrodisiac

  1. :  exciting sexual desire


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aphrodisiac

noun aph·ro·di·si·ac

Medical Definition of aphrodisiac

  1. :  an aphrodisiac agent



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