[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.
Power is an aphrodisiac, Henry Kissinger famously said, but it is clearly also a great skin cream.
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Expensive real estate is an aphrodisiac for girls like Claire, Walter notes.
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The mollusca in general, and testaceous animals in particular, have been considered as endowed with aphrodisiac properties.
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction John Davenport
Eringoes, the holly plant, which was considered to be an aphrodisiac.
Thomas Otway Thomas Otway
It is sometimes taken as an abortifacient or given as an aphrodisiac, but whether it has any such action is open to question.
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
For I, too, wrote at first to amuse myself with aphrodisiac statements.
L-bas J. K. Huysmans
Those three dead men on the thirteenth floor of that office building had acted like an aphrodisiac on Wilson Lamb.
Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942 Various
The use of cantharides and other aphrodisiac remedies to stimulate the sexual organs is a most pernicious practice.
Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg
It is said to be cordial, stomachic, tonic, and aphrodisiac.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
There appears to be no evidence in the case of either the lower animals or the human subject that the drug is an aphrodisiac.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various
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.
a member of a Semitic people inhabiting Arabia and other countries of the Middle East. a member of any Arabic-speaking people. . Also called Arabber [ey-rab-er] /ˈeɪˌræb ər/ (Show IPA). Sometimes Offensive. a street peddler. Archaic: Sometimes Offensive. . of or relating to Arabs. . . . . . Contemporary Examples For the Chinese government, […]
a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility. a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class. government by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state. a governing body composed of those considered to be the best or most able […]
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of or relating to government by an . belonging to or favoring the . characteristic of an ; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the : aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness. adjective relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an aristocrat elegant or stylish in appearance and behaviour adj. c.1600, “pertaining to aristocracy,” from […]
eaters of human flesh; cannibals. Historical Examples Mr. Petit has a learned dissertation on the nature and manners of the anthropophagi. The Book of Curiosities I. Platts Besides, the Indians of these regions were not anthropophagi. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne Next to those are the Melanchlænæ and the anthropophagi, who roam about upon […]