anaphrodisiac

[an-af-ruh-dee-zee-ak, -diz-ee-]Medicine/Medical
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adjective

capable of diminishing sexual desire.

noun

an anaphrodisiac agent.

Origin of anaphrodisiac

First recorded in 1815–25; an-1 + aphrodisiac
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British Dictionary definitions for anaphrodisiac

anaphrodisiac

adjective

tending to lessen sexual desire

noun

an anaphrodisiac drug
Derived Formsanaphrodisia, noun
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anaphrodisiac in Medicine

anaphrodisiac

[ăn-ăf′rə-dĭzē-ăk′]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of anaphrodisia.
Repressing or destroying sexual desire.

n.

An agent that lessens or eliminates sexual desire.
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