An aphrodisiac is a food, drink, or drug which is said to make people want to have sex.

Asparagus is reputed to be an aphrodisiac.

Aphrodisiac is also an adjective.

...plants with narcotic or aphrodisiac qualities.

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  • aphrodisiac — [af΄rə dē′zē ak΄, af΄rədiz′ēak΄] adj. [Gr aphrodisiakos, ult. < APHRODITE] arousing or increasing sexual desire n. any aphrodisiac drug or other agent …   English World dictionary

  • Aphrodisiac — Aph ro*dis i*ac, Aphrodisiacal Aph ro*di*si a*cal, a. [Gr. ? pertaining to sensual love, fr. ?. See {Aphrodite}.] Exciting venereal desire; stimulating the desire for sexual gratification. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aphrodisiac — Aph ro*dis i*ac, n. That which (as a drug, or some kinds of food) stimulate sexual desire. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphrodisiac — (n.) 1719, from Gk. aphrodisiakos inducing sexual desire, from aphrodisios, pertaining to APHRODITE (Cf. Aphrodite); sexual pleasure; a temple of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty. As an adjective from 1830 (earlier was aphrodisical,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aphrodisiac — *erotic, amatory, amorous Antonyms: anaphrodisiac …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aphrodisiac — [n/adj] seductive; inducing sex amative, amatory, amorous, erotic, love drug, popper*, Spanish fly*, turn on*, wampole*; concepts 372,537 …   New thesaurus

  • aphrodisiac — ► NOUN ▪ a food, drink, or drug that arouses sexual desire. ORIGIN Greek aphrodisiakos, from Aphrodite, the goddess of love …   English terms dictionary

  • Aphrodisiac — An aphrodisiac is an agent which is used in the belief that it increases sexual desire. [ [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aphrodisiac Definition at thefreedictionary.com] ] The name comes from Aphrodite , the Greek goddess of… …   Wikipedia

  • aphrodisiac — /af reuh dee ze ak , diz ee ak /, adj. 1. Also, aphrodisiacal /af reuh deuh zuy euh keuhl, suy /. arousing sexual desire. n. 2. an aphrodisiac food, drug, potion, or other agent that arouses sexual desire. [1710 20; < Gk aphrodisiakós relating to …   Universalium

  • aphrodisiac — UK [ˌæfrəˈdɪzɪæk] / US [ˌæfrəˈdɪzɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms aphrodisiac : singular aphrodisiac plural aphrodisiacs a food, drink, or drug that makes people want to have sex Derived word: aphrodisiac UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

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