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an·aph·ro·dis·i·a

 (ăn-ăf′rə-dē′zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -dĭz′ē-ə)
n.
Decline or absence of sexual desire.

[Greek anaphrodīsiā, want of power to inspire love : an-, without; see a-1 + aphrodīsia, sexual pleasures; see aphrodisiac.]

an·aph′ro·dis′i·ac′ (ăn-ăf′rə-dē′zē-ăk′) adj. & n.
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anaphrodisiac

(ˌænæfrəˈdɪzɪˌæk)
adj
(Medicine) tending to lessen sexual desire
n
(Pharmacology) an anaphrodisiac drug
ˌanaphroˈdisia n
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anaphrodisiac - tending to diminish sexual desireanaphrodisiac - tending to diminish sexual desire  
aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal, sexy - exciting sexual desire
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