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aromatic
The organic compound naphthalene is composed of two fused benzene rings.

ar·o·mat·ic

 (ăr′ə-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling: aromatic herbs.
2. Chemistry Of, relating to, or containing one or more molecular ring structures having properties of stability and reactivity characteristic of benzene.
n.
1. An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication.
2. Chemistry An aromatic organic compound.

ar′o·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
ar′o·mat′ic·ness n.

aromatic

(ˌærəˈmætɪk)
adj
1. having a distinctive, usually fragrant smell
2. (Chemistry) (of an organic compound) having an unsaturated ring containing alternating double and single bonds, esp containing a benzene ring; exhibiting aromaticity. Compare aliphatic
n
something, such as a plant or drug, giving off a fragrant smell
ˌaroˈmatically adv

ar•o•mat•ic

(ˌær əˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous.
2. of or pertaining to an aromatic compound.
n.
3. a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant aroma.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin < Greek]
ar`o•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
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aromatic
The organic compound naphthalene is composed of two benzene rings.

ar·o·mat·ic

(ăr′ə-măt′ĭk)
Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds. Compare aliphatic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aromatic - (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings; "an aromatic organic compound"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
2.aromatic - having a strong pleasant odor; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford
fragrant - pleasant-smelling

aromatic

adjective fragrant, perfumed, spicy, savoury, pungent, balmy, redolent, sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, odoriferous a shrub with aromatic leaves
rank, offensive, foul, stinking, smelly, reeking, acrid, fetid, foul-smelling, bad-smelling, malodorous, noisome, whiffy (Brit. slang), niffy (Brit. slang), olid

aromatic

adjective
Having a pleasant odor:
Translations
عِطْري، طيبي
aromatický
duftendevellugtende
aromaattinenaromikas
aromás
ilmandi, ilm-
aromatický
aromatikhoş kokulu

aromatic

[ˌærəʊˈmætɪk] ADJaromático

aromatic

[ˌærəˈmætɪk] adj [oil, herb, plant] → aromatique

aromatic

aromatic

[ˌærəʊˈmætɪk] adjaromatico/a

aroma

(əˈrəumə) noun
the (usually pleasant) smell that a substance has or gives off. the aroma of coffee.
aromatic (ӕrəˈmӕtik) adjective
aromatic herbs.

ar·o·mat·ic

a. aromático-a, rel. al aroma.
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It was a rather pretty little picture, for the sisters sat together in the shady nook, with sun and shadow flickering over them, the aromatic wind lifting their hair and cooling their hot cheeks, and all the little wood people going on with their affairs as if these were no strangers but old friends.
Upon her head boards, in large gilt letters, he read Bouton de Rose, --Rose-button, or Rose-bud; and this was the romantic name of this aromatic ship.
He drew an imaginary circle on the stones of the roof, and burnt a pinch of powder in it, which sent up a small cloud of aromatic smoke, whereat everybody fell back and began to cross themselves and get un- comfortable.
Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
Scrooge's nephew revelled in another laugh, and as it was impossible to keep the infection off; though the plump sister tried hard to do it with aromatic vinegar; his example was unanimously followed.
Miss Lavinia revived herself with a few whiffs of aromatic vinegar - Traddles and I looking on with great solicitude the while; and then went on to say, rather faintly:
He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one's passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloes, that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.
Ali had, indeed, given proof of this; for, approaching the animals, who had been got upon their legs with considerable difficulty, he rubbed their foreheads and nostrils with a sponge soaked in aromatic vinegar, and wiped off the sweat and foam that covered their mouths.
Never had she met with such exquisite flowers before--violets so large and fragrant--roses with so rich and delicate a blush--such superb hyacinths and such aromatic pinks--and many others, some of which seemed to be of new shapes and colors.
Suppose you let her have your aromatic vinegar; I always forget to have mine filled.
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
Nioche made its appearance, with a series of little inquiring and apologetic obeisances, among the aromatic fumes of Newman's morning beverage.