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aromatic

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

Definition of aromatic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having aroma:a :  having a noticeable and pleasant smell :  fragrant aromatic herbs aromatic winesb :  having a strong smell The peat burns with a pungently aromatic smoke.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 (such as benzene) containing usually multiple conjugated double bonds — compare alicyclic, aliphatic

aromatically

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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

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Origin and Etymology of aromatic

see aroma

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 (such 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

Recent Examples of aromatic from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of aromatic

see aroma


AROMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

aromatic

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adjective

Definition of aromatic for English Language Learners

  • : having a noticeable and pleasant smell


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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