aphrodisiac


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aph·ro·di·si·ac

 (ăf′rə-dē′zē-ăk′, -dĭz′ē-)
adj.
Arousing or intensifying sexual desire.
n.
Something, such as a drug or food, having such an effect.

[Greek aphrodīsiakos, from aphrodīsia, sexual pleasures, from Aphrodītē, Aphrodite.]

aph′ro·di·si′a·cal (-dĭ-zī′ĭ-kəl) adj.

aphrodisiac

(ˌæfrəˈdɪzɪæk)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, food, etc, that excites sexual desire
adj
exciting or heightening sexual desire
[C18: from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios belonging to Aphrodite]

aph•ro•dis•i•ac

(ˌæf rəˈdi zɛˌæk, -ˈdɪz iˌæk)

adj.
1. Also, aph•ro•di•si•a•cal (ˌæf rə dəˈzaɪ ə kəl, -ˈsaɪ-) arousing sexual desire.
n.
2. a food, drug, or other agent that arouses or is reputed to arouse sexual desire.
[1710–20; < Greek aphrodīsiakós relating to love or desire =Aphrodisi(os) of Aphrodite + -akos -ac]

aphrodisiac

a food or other substance that creates sexual desire. — aphrodisiac, adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphrodisiac - a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desireaphrodisiac - a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
Adj.1.aphrodisiac - exciting sexual desireaphrodisiac - exciting sexual desire    
anaphrodisiac - tending to diminish sexual desire

aphrodisiac

noun
1. love potion, philter Asparagus is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.
adjective
1. erotic or erotical, exciting, stimulating, arousing, venereal plants with aphrodisiac qualities

aphrodisiac

adjective
Of, concerning, or promoting sexual love or desire:
Translations

aphrodisiac

[ˌæfrəʊˈdɪzɪæk]
A. ADJafrodisiaco
B. Nafrodisiaco m

aphrodisiac

[ˌæfrəˈdɪziæk]
naphrodisiaque m
adj [quality, property] → aphrodisiaque

aphrodisiac

nAphrodisiakum nt
adjaphrodisisch

aphrodisiac

[ˌæfrəʊˈdɪzɪæk] n & adjafrodisiaco/a

aph·ro·di·si·ac

a. afrodisíaco-a, que estimula deseos sexuales.

aphrodisiac

adj & n afrodisíaco or afrodisiaco
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