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aphrodisiac

 [af″ro-diz´e-ak]
1. arousing sexual desire.
2. a drug that arouses sexual desire.

aph·ro·di·si·ac

(af'rō-diz'ē-ak), Avoid the mispronunciation af-rō-dē'zē-ak.
1. Having the effect of increasing sexual desire.
2. Anything that arouses or increases sexual desire.

aphrodisiac

/aph·ro·dis·iac/ (af″ro-diz´e-ak)
1. arousing sexual desire.
2. a drug that arouses sexual desire.

aphrodisiac

Any agent—e.g., elephant tusk, rhinocerous horn, seahorses, etc.—that allegedly increases libido or the duration of sexual activity.

aph·ro·di·si·ac

(af-rō-diz'ē-ak)
1. Increasing sexual desire.
2. Anything that arouses or increases sexual desire.

aphrodisiac

1. Promoting sexual desire or performance.
2. A drug purporting to stimulate sexual interest or excitement or enhance sexual performance. The general medical consensus is that there is no such thing as an aphrodisiac. But any agency, such as Viagra, that can improve confidence in the anticipated performance, can act as an aphrodisiac. From the Greek Aphrodite , the goddess of love and beauty.

Aphrodisiac

Any substance that excites sexual desire.
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aphrodisiac (aˈ·fr·dēˑ·zē·ak),

n/adj substance that enhances sexual desire.

aphrodisiac

1. arousing sexual desire.
2. a drug that arouses sexual instinct.
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