anaphrodisiac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anaphrodisiac tending to diminish sexual desire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Anaphrodisiac (Med) Same as Antaphrodisiac.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anaphrodisiac Tending to diminish sexual desire; pertaining to anaphrodisia, or to anaphrodisiacs.
    • n anaphrodisiac That which dulls or diminishes sexual appetite, as a drug, bathing, etc.; an antaphrodisiac.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Anaphrodisiac an-af-rō-diz′i-ak tending to diminish sexual desire, or a drug supposed to have that effect.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'an priv. + pertaining to venery
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. an, neg., and adj. from Aphrodite.

Usage

In literature:

It may be doubted, however, whether there is any satisfactory and reliable anaphrodisiac.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
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