Anaphrodisiac
Anaphrodisiac An*aph`ro*dis"i*ac, a. & n. [Gr. 'an priv. + ? pertaining to venery.] (Med.) Same as {Antaphrodisiac}. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • anaphrodisiac — [an af΄rō diz′ē ak΄] adj. [ AN 1 + APHRODISIAC] that lessens sexual desire n. a drug, etc. that lessens sexual desire …   English World dictionary

  • Anaphrodisiac — An anaphrodisiac is something that quells or blunts the libido. It is the opposite of an aphrodisiac, something that enhances sexual appetite. The word anaphrodisiac comes from the Greek prefix αν , denoting negation, and the Greek goddess of… …   Wikipedia

  • anaphrodisiac — 1. Relating to anaphrodisia. 2. Repressing or destroying sexual desire. 3. An agent that lessens or abolishes sexual desire. SYN: antaphrodisiac, antaphroditic (1). [G. an priv. + aphrodisia, sexual pleasure] * * * an·aph·ro·dis·i·ac dē zē .ak,… …   Medical dictionary

  • anaphrodisiac — adjective Date: 1823 inhibiting or discouraging sexual desire • anaphrodisiac noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anaphrodisiac — /an af reuh dee zee ak , diz ee /, Med. adj. 1. capable of diminishing sexual desire. n. 2. an anaphrodisiac agent. [1815 25; AN 1 + APHRODISIAC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anaphrodisiac — /ænˌæfrəˈdɪziæk/ (say an.afruh dizeeak) adjective 1. capable of diminishing sexual desire. –noun 2. an anaphrodisiac agent. {an 1 + aphrodisiac} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anaphrodisiac — adj. & n. adj. tending to reduce sexual desire. n. an anaphrodisiac drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • anaphrodisiac — 1. adjective antaphrodisiac 2. noun Any substance that inhibits, reduces, or eliminates sexual desire and/or libido …   Wiktionary

  • Anaphrodisiac — A substance to reduce sexual desire. Coffea, Dieffenbachia, Nymphaea, Peperomia …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • anaphrodisiac — an·aph·ro·dis·i·ac || æ‚næfrəʊ dɪzɪæk n. substance that suppresses sexual drive adj. able to suppress sexual desire …   English contemporary dictionary

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