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Origin of aphrodisiac
OTHER WORDS FROM aphrodisiacan·ti·aph·ro·dis·i·ac, adjective, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for aphrodisiac
In your instance, it seems like your powerlessness is an aphrodisiac.
Locally known as yarza gunbu, or “winter worm, summer grass,” it is regarded as a potent aphrodisiac, often fetching a higher price than gold, always with the insect still attached.
Believed by the ancient Aztecs to be a powerful aphrodisiac, cacao and chocolate remain synonymous with romance.How to melt, mix, and balance chocolate in cocktails|By Dan Q. Dao/Saveur|March 4, 2021|Popular Science
It’s been said freshly unearthed truffles have the qualities of an aphrodisiac, adding to the myth and mystique that this is, as the ancients crowned it, the “food of the gods.”‘The Mozart of fungi’: For ages, truffle hunting has been one of the most challenging pursuits on earth. Then the pandemic hit|Bernhard Warner|December 12, 2020|Fortune
But one artist in Miami has gone even further, creating pieces made from napalm and a rare aphrodisiac soda, Nexcite.Sexually-Charged Napalm Sculptures Debut at Gallery Diet in Miami|Ann Binlot|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Expensive real estate is an aphrodisiac for girls like Claire, Walter notes.
So this must be the celebrity aphrodisiac I had been warned about.
Power is an aphrodisiac, Henry Kissinger famously said, but it is clearly also a great skin cream.
At this point, my biggest aphrodisiac is an apathetic attitude toward politics.
Those three dead men on the thirteenth floor of that office building had acted like an aphrodisiac on Wilson Lamb.
Her person exhaled an aphrodisiac charm, which challenged and laid fast hold of the other sex.Germinie Lacerteux|Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Its flesh was said to promote longevity, to cure hydrophobia, and to be aphrodisiac.
It is said also to have an aphrodisiac operation, due to its powers as a cerebral excitor.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
The flesh of these newts, reduced to ashes, is considered an efficacious aphrodisiac.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
British Dictionary definitions for aphrodisiac
Word Origin for aphrodisiac
Medical definitions for aphrodisiac
Other words from aphrodisiacaph′ro•di•si′a•cal (-dĭ-zī′ĭ-kəl) adj.
Cultural definitions for aphrodisiac
A substance or quality that excites sexual desire.