aphrodisiac

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀφροδισιακός (aphrodisiakos, venereal), from Άφροδίσιος (Aphrodisios, pertaining to Aphrodite).

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  • IPA(key): /æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdi.zi.æk/, /æf.ɹoʊ.ˈdɪ.zi.æk/
  • Hyphenation: aph‧ro‧di‧si‧ac

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aphrodisiac (not comparable)

  1. Arousing or intensifying sexual desire

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aphrodisiac (plural aphrodisiacs)

  1. A food or drug having such an effect
    • "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac" -Henry Kissinger

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