Origin of aphrodisiac
Examples from the Web for aphrodisiac
Expensive real estate is an aphrodisiac for girls like Claire, Walter notes.
Power is an aphrodisiac, Henry Kissinger famously said, but it is clearly also a great skin cream.
Those three dead men on the thirteenth floor of that office building had acted like an aphrodisiac on Wilson Lamb.
There appears to be no evidence in the case of either the lower animals or the human subject that the drug is an aphrodisiac.
For I, too, wrote at first to amuse myself with aphrodisiac statements.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
Her person exhaled an aphrodisiac charm, which challenged and laid fast hold of the other sex.Germinie Lacerteux|Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
From out of almost innumerable instances of the efficacy of flagellation as an aphrodisiac, the following are selected.
British Dictionary definitions for aphrodisiac
Word Origin for aphrodisiac
Word Origin and History for aphrodisiac
1719, from Greek aphrodisiakos "inducing sexual desire," from aphrodisios, "pertaining to Aphrodite; sexual pleasure; a temple of Aphrodite," Greek goddess of love and beauty. As an adjective from 1830 (earlier was aphrodisical, 1719)
Medicine definitions for aphrodisiac
Culture definitions for aphrodisiac
A substance or quality that excites sexual desire.