any of various substances, as benzodiazepines, that are primarily used to treat various forms of anxiety and psychosomatic conditions.
(in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite population. any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc. Contemporary Examples Israel is not a perfect state, but it is nothing like apartheid South Africa, says a writer who has lived […]
Also, aphrodisiacal [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. Contemporary Examples Power is an aphrodisiac, Henry Kissinger famously said, but it is clearly also a great skin cream. Guess Who’s 60 Now? Susan Cheever June 26, […]
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 […]