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aphrodisiac

[ af-ruh-dee-ze-ak, -diz-ee-ak ]
/ 藢忙f r蓹藞di z蓻藢忙k, -藞d瑟z i藢忙k /
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adjective
Also aph路ro路di路si路a路cal [af-ruh-duh-zahy-uh-kuhl, -sahy-]. /藢忙f r蓹 d蓹藞za瑟 蓹 k蓹l, -藞sa瑟-/. arousing sexual desire.
noun
an aphrodisiac food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire.
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Origin of aphrodisiac

1710鈥20; <Greek aphrod墨siak贸s relating to love or desire, equivalent to aphrod墨虂si(os) of Aphrodite + -akos-ac

OTHER WORDS FROM aphrodisiac

an路ti路aph路ro路dis路i路ac, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aphrodisiac

aphrodisiac
/ (藢忙fr蓹藞d瑟z瑟忙k) /

noun
a drug, food, etc, that excites sexual desire
adjective
exciting or heightening sexual desire

Word Origin for aphrodisiac

C18: from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios belonging to Aphrodite
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Medical definitions for aphrodisiac

aphrodisiac
[ 膬f鈥瞨蓹-d沫z膿-膬k鈥, -d膿z膿- ]

adj.
Arousing, increasing, or intensifying sexual desire.
n.
An aphrodisiac drug or food.

Other words from aphrodisiac

aph鈥瞨o鈥i鈥ia鈥al (-d沫-z墨沫-k蓹l) adj.
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Cultural definitions for aphrodisiac

aphrodisiac
[ (af-ruh-dee-zee-ak, af-ruh-diz-ee-ak) ]

A substance or quality that excites sexual desire.

notes for aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
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