What does aphrodisiac mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aphrodisiac(adj)

    a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire

  2. aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal, sexy(adj)

    exciting sexual desire


  1. Aphrodisiac(n.)

    That which (as a drug, or some kinds of food) stimulate sexual desire.


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aphrodisiac

    af-ro-diz′-i-ak, adj. exciting to sexual intercourse.—n. that which excites to sexual intercourse.—adj. Aphrodis′ian, belonging to Venus, devoted to sensual love. [Gr. aphrodisiakosAphroditē, Venus, the goddess of love.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphrodisiac in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphrodisiac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Kissinger:

    Power is the great aphrodisiac.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

  3. anon:

    If Power is aphrodisiac, and imagination is power, then imagination is aphrodisiac too....that's exciting,

Images & Illustrations of aphrodisiac

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