Definition of anaphrodisiac in English:


Line breaks: an|aphro|dis¦iac
Pronunciation: /əˌnafrəˈdɪzɪak


  • (Chiefly of a drug) tending to reduce sexual desire.
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    • 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.


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  • An anaphrodisiac drug.
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    • 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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