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aphrodisiac Explained

aphrodisiac at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['æfrəu'di:zıæk]

aphrodisiac at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1700-1800; Language: Greek; Origin: aphrodisiakos, from Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love]// a food, drink, or drug that makes you want to have sex// -- aphrodisiac adj // --a fruit that is believed to have aphrodisiac properties//

aphrodisiac at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of various forms of stimulation thought to arouse sexual excitement. They may be psychophysiological (arousing the senses of sight, touch, smell, or hearing) or internal (e.g., foods, alcoholic drinks, drugs, love potions, medicinal preparations). Most foods traditionally believed to be aphrodisiacs have no chemical components that would have such an effect. In some cases, their reputation may be based on a supposed resemblance to genitalia (e.g., ginseng root, rhinoceros horn). Drugs such as alcohol or marijuana may lead to sexual excitation by lessening the user's inhibitions. Few medical studies have been conducted; the only substances medically recognized as aphrodisiacs are extremely hazardous to the health.

Aphrodisiac at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aphrodisiac \Aph`ro*dis"i*ac\, Aphrodisiacal
\Aph`ro*di*si"a*cal\, a. [Gr. ? pertaining to sensual love, fr.
?. See {Aphrodite}.]
Exciting venereal desire; provocative to venery.

Aphrodisiac \Aph`ro*dis"i*ac\, n.
That which (as a drug, or some kinds of food) excites to
venery.

aphrodisiac at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

aphrodisiac
adj : exciting sexual desire [syn: {aphrodisiacal}, {sexy}] [ant:
{anaphrodisiac}]

aphrodisiac
n : a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire

aphrodisiac at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀφροδισιακός|sc=polytonic|tr=aphrodisiakos|lang=grc||venereal, from Inter: term » Άφροδίσιος|sc=polytonic|tr=Aphrodisios||pertaining to Aphrodite.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdi.zi.æk/|/æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdɪ.zi.æk/

Adjective

Inter: en-adj » -
  • Arousing or intensifying sexual desire

    Antonyms

    * antaphrodisiac

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » intensifying sexual desire
    • Finnish: sukuviettiä kiihottava
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aphrodisiaque
    • German: Inter: t- » de|aphrodisisch


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|lostavekjandi|m, Inter: t- » is|kynorkuaukandi|m, Inter: t- » is|kynorkuaukandi|m, Inter: t- » is|lostaörvandi|m
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|afrodizyak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A food or drug having such an effect
    1. "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac" -Henry Kissinger

      Antonyms

      * antaphrodisiac

      Related terms

      Inter: rel-top » |

  • aphrodisia
  • aphrodisiacal
  • aphrodisiomania

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » food or drug
    • Chinese: 春藥, 春药 chūn yào
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|afrodiziakum|n
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|afrodisiakum|n
    • Dutch: afrodisiacum {{n}}
    • Finnish: sukuviettiä kiihottava aine
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aphrodisiaque|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Aphrodisiakum|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|ástalyf|n, Inter: t- » is|frygðarlyf|n, Inter: t- » is|kynorkulyf|n, Inter: t- » is|frygðarauki|m
  • Japanese: 媚薬 (biyaku)
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|afrodyzjak|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|афродизиак|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|afrodisíaco|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|afrodisiakum|n
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|afrodizyak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Butea superba

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


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