Definition of aphrodisiac noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæfrəˈdɪziæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæfrəˈdɪziæk//
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a food or drug that is said to give people a strong desire to have sex a powerful aphrodisiac Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios, from Aphroditē, literally ‘foam-born’, from aphros ‘foam’.

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