- A food, drink, or other thing that stimulates sexual desire: power is the ultimate aphrodisiacMore example sentences
- For example, alcohol is commonly viewed as an aphrodisiac that increases sexual desire and capacity.
- In spite of its name, it is neither a stimulant nor an aphrodisiac.
- The meal was vegetarian and lacked most spices, since certain foods are mild aphrodisiacs and monks supposedly lead celibate lives.
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- Of the nature of an aphrodisiac; stimulating sexual desire: the aphrodisiac effects of ylang-ylang oilMore example sentences
- Perfumes are often used like pheromones, for that aphrodisiac effect.
- Among many of its healing effects, its aphrodisiac quality has been successfully documented and appreciated for thousands of years.
- By now she knows exactly the aphrodisiac effect she has on men.
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- A fingernail scraping of ambergris dissolved in water, then added to the sauce, is credited with aphrodisiacal powers - which might help explain its price of ninety dollars per ounce.
- Not only are oysters reportedly aphrodisiacal - Casanova famously feasted on them every day - they are a sensuous, zinc-rich texture food full of squelchy, salty juiciness.
- The drugs produce highs and aphrodisiacal effects and have also been known to cause death.
early 18th century: from Greek aphrodisiakos, from aphrodisios, from Aphroditē (see Aphrodite).