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anaphrodisiac

[an-af-ruh-dee-zee-ak, -diz-ee-]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. capable of diminishing sexual desire.
noun
  1. an anaphrodisiac agent.

Origin of anaphrodisiac

First recorded in 1815–25; an-1 + aphrodisiac
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Examples from the Web for anaphrodisiac

Historical Examples

  • In Concan the juice of the leaves is given mixed with food to animals in heat, for its anaphrodisiac action.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera

  • Without doubt it exerts an anaphrodisiac action, on account of which the illustrious Linnæus called it the “drink of eunuchs.”


British Dictionary definitions for anaphrodisiac

anaphrodisiac

adjective
  1. tending to lessen sexual desire
noun
  1. an anaphrodisiac drug
Derived Formsanaphrodisia, noun
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anaphrodisiac in Medicine

anaphrodisiac

(ăn-ăf′rə-dĭzē-ăk′)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of anaphrodisia.
  2. Repressing or destroying sexual desire.
n.
  1. An agent that lessens or eliminates sexual desire.
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