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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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aromatic

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

aromatic

[ˌærəʊˈmætɪk] ADJaromático
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aromatic

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

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aromatic

[ˌærəʊˈmætɪk] adjaromatico/a
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aroma

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

a. aromático-a, rel. al aroma.
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