Definition of anaphrodisiac in English:

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anaphrodisiac

Pronunciation: /ˌanafrəˈdizēˌak/ /ˌanafrəˈdēzēˌak/
Medicine

adjective

(Chiefly of a drug) tending to reduce sexual desire.
Example sentences
  • Well, I find that having someone approve of what I do has the same anaphrodisiac effect as a marriage licence.
  • The herb is anaphrodisiac - which means it reduces sexual desire, particularly if it is pathological.
  • The use of bromide (it has anaphrodisiac properties - opposite to aphrodisiac) was / is commonly used to keep troops at a low libido so they don't need to show off their masculinity and start fighting one another.

noun

An anaphrodisiac drug.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps the most commonly used anaphrodisiacs in American society are alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.
  • Yes, saltpeter has long rumored to be an anaphrodisiac, a substance that reduces sexual drive.
  • Most people don't know what it is, but would have no trouble identifying an example of an anaphrodisiac.

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Syllabification: an·aph·ro·dis·i·ac

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