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Definition of Dionysiac adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    Dionysiac

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈnɪziˌæk//
     
    , NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈnɪsiˌæk//
     
    (also Dionysian)
    NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈnɪʒən//
     
    , NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈniʒən//
     
    , NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈnɪʃən//
     
    , NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsiən//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1relating to the ancient Greek god Dionysus
  2. 2relating to the physical senses and the emotions, especially when they are expressed without control compare Apollonian
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Dionysiac