Aromatic definition

ărə-mătĭk
(chemistry) Of, relating to, or containing one or more molecular ring structures having properties of stability and reactivity characteristic of benzene.
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(chemistry) An aromatic organic compound.
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Of or having an aroma; smelling sweet or spicy; fragrant or pungent.
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Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling.

Aromatic herbs.

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An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication.
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(chemistry) An aromatic organic compound.
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(organic chemistry) Having a closed ring of alternate single and double bonds with delocalized electrons.
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A fragrant plant or spice added to a dish to flavour it.
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The definition of aromatic is something with a scent, most often one that is pleasant.

An example of aromatic would be a word used to describe the newly cut fresh flowers in the kitchen vase.

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(chem.) Of or designating certain cyclic compounds, including benzene, derivatives of benzene, and compounds containing one or more benzene rings: many of these derivatives and compounds have a recognizable odor.
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(chemistry) Relating to or containing one or more molecular ring structures having properties of stability and reactivity characteristic of benzene.
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An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication.
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Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds.
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(organic chemistry) Derived from benzene.
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An aromatic plant, chemical, etc.
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Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling.

Aromatic herbs.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aromatic
Plural:
aromatics

Origin of aromatic

  • From Middle French aromatique, from Ancient Greek ἄρωμα (arōma, “seasoning, spicy and/or fragrant smell”).

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