[af-ruh-duh-zahy-uh-kuh l, -sahy-] /ˌæf rə dəˈzaɪ ə kəl, -ˈsaɪ-/ (Show IPA). arousing sexual desire.
an aphrodisiac food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire.
a drug, food, etc, that excites sexual desire
exciting or heightening sexual desire
1719, from Greek aphrodisiakos “inducing sexual desire,” from aphrodisios, “pertaining to Aphrodite; sexual pleasure; a temple of Aphrodite,” Greek goddess of love and beauty. As an adjective from 1830 (earlier was aphrodisical, 1719)
aphrodisiac aph·ro·dis·i·ac (āf’rə-dĭz’ē-āk’, -dē’zē-)
Arousing, increasing, or intensifying sexual desire. n.
An aphrodisiac drug or food.
aph’ro·di·si’a·cal (-dĭ-zī’ĭ-kəl) adj.
aphrodisiac [(af-ruh-dee-zee-ak, af-ruh-diz-ee-ak)]
A substance or quality that excites sexual desire.
Note: Aphrodisiacs are named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
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