Aphrodisiac meaning

ăfrə-dēzē-ăk, -dĭzē-
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The definition of an aphrodisiac is a substance that stimulates sexual desire.

A love potion is an example of an aphrodisiac.

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Arousing or intensifying sexual desire.
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Something, such as a drug or food, having such an effect.
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Arousing or increasing sexual desire.
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Any aphrodisiac drug or other agent.
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A food or drug having such an effect.
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Origin of aphrodisiac

  • Greek aphrodīsiakos from aphrodīsia sexual pleasures from Aphrodītē Aphrodite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀφροδισιακός (aphrodisiakos, “venereal”), from Άφροδίσιος (Aphrodisios, “pertaining to Aphrodite”).

    From Wiktionary