anaphrodisiac


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anaphrodisiac

 [an″af-ro-diz´e-ak]
1. repressing sexual desire.
2. a drug that represses sexual desire.

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]

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]
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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.