anaphrodisiac


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anaphrodisiac

 [an″af-ro-diz´e-ak]
1. repressing sexual desire.
2. a drug that represses sexual desire.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·aph·ro·di·si·ac

(an'af-rō-diz'ē-ak),
1. Relating to anaphrodisia.
2. Repressing or destroying sexual desire.
3. An agent that lessens or eliminates sexual desire.
Synonym(s): antaphrodisiac, antaphroditic (1)
[G. an- priv. + aphrodisia, sexual pleasure]
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an·aph·ro·di·si·ac

(an'af-rō-diz'ē-ak)
1.Repressing or eliminating sexual desire.
2. An agent that lessens or abolishes sexual desire.
[G. an- priv. + aphrodisia, sexual pleasure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Indeed, scepticism as to the reality of witchcraft in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries led to medical writers identifying other causes of infertility, such as anaphrodisiacs, rather than enchanted objects or ligature spells.
(10) It is interesting that Pickering (177) explains how witches were thought to offer 'anaphrodisiacs' that would calm undesired passions.