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 (ăn-ăf′rə-dē′zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -dĭz′ē-ə)
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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Medicine. the absence or loss of sexual desire. Also called sexual anesthesia.
See also: Sex
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaphrodisia - decline or absence of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
aphrodisia - a desire for heterosexual intimacy
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