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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.
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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]
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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]
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aphrodisiac

a food or other substance that creates sexual desire. — aphrodisiac, adj.
See also: Sex
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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
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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
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aphrodisiac

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

aphrodisiac

[ˌæfrəʊˈdɪzɪæk]
A. ADJafrodisiaco
B. Nafrodisiaco m
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aphrodisiac

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

nAphrodisiakum nt
adjaphrodisisch
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aphrodisiac

[ˌæfrəʊˈdɪzɪæk] n & adjafrodisiaco/a
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aph·ro·di·si·ac

a. afrodisíaco-a, que estimula deseos sexuales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aphrodisiac

adj & n afrodisíaco or afrodisiaco
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