Definitions for aphrodisiacˌæf rəˈdi zɛˌæk, -ˈdɪz iˌæk; ˌæf rə dəˈzaɪ ə kəl, -ˈsaɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aph•ro•dis•i•acˌæf rəˈdi zɛˌæk, -ˈdɪz iˌæk; ˌæf rə dəˈzaɪ ə kəl, -ˈsaɪ-(adj.)

  1. arousing sexual desire.

  2. (n.)a food, drug, or other agent that arouses or is reputed to arouse sexual desire.

Origin of aphrodisiac:

1710–20; < Gk aphrodīsiakós relating to love or desire =Aphrodisi(os) of Aphrodite +-akos -ac

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aphrodisiac(adj)

    a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire

  2. aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal, sexy(adj)

    exciting sexual desire

Wiktionary

  1. aphrodisiac(Noun)

    A food or drug having such an effect

  2. aphrodisiac(Adjective)

    Arousing or intensifying sexual desire

  3. Origin: From ἀφροδισιακός, from Άφροδίσιος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aphrodisiac(adj)

    alt. of Aphrodisiacal

  2. Aphrodisiac(noun)

    that which (as a drug, or some kinds of food) excites to venery

Freebase

  1. Aphrodisiac

    An aphrodisiac is a substance that increases sexual desire. The name comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable. However, from a historical and scientific standpoint, the alleged results may have been mainly due to mere belief by their users that they would be effective. In particular, Western medical science has no substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance. Some purported aphrodisiacs gain their reputation from the principles of sympathetic magic.

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