aphrodisiac

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀφροδισιακός (aphrodisiakós, venereal), from Ἀφροδίσιος (Aphrodísios, pertaining to Aphrodite).

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  • IPA(key): /æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdi.zi.æk/, /æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdɪ.zi.æk/
  • Hyphenation: aph‧ro‧di‧si‧ac

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aphrodisiac (not comparable)

  1. Arousing or intensifying sexual desire.

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NounEdit

aphrodisiac (plural aphrodisiacs)

  1. Something, generally a food or drug, having such an effect.
    Antonyms: see Thesaurus:anaphrodisiac
    • (Can we date this quote by Henry Kissinger and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
    • 1989, “Funky Cold Medina”, in Lōc’ed After Dark, performed by Tone Lōc:
      This brother told me a secret on how to get more chicks / Put a little Medina in your glass, and the girls'll come real quick / It's better than any alcohol or aphrodisiac

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