aphrodisiac

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

Definition of aphrodisiac

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

aphrodisiac

less commonly

aphrodisiacal

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

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


First Known Use: 1711


APHRODISIAC Defined for English Language Learners

aphrodisiac

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

Definition of aphrodisiac for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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aphrodisiac

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

Medical Definition of aphrodisiac

  1. :  exciting sexual desire

Variants of aphrodisiac

also

aphrodisiacal

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aphrodisiac

noun aph·ro·di·si·ac

Medical Definition of aphrodisiac

  1. :  an aphrodisiac agent



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