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  • adj. antaphrodisiac
  • n. Any substance that inhibits, reduces, or eliminates sexual desire and/or libido.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as antaphrodisiac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to diminish sexual desire; pertaining to anaphrodisia, or to anaphrodisiacs.
  • n. That which dulls or diminishes sexual appetite, as a drug, bathing, etc.; an antaphrodisiac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to diminish sexual desire


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  • "The great difference between ancient and modern beautification/mutilation procedures is that nowadays we must conceal the fact of the procedure itself. The association of sculpted breasts with pain is anaphrodisiac, so much so, that a man who guesses that what he is admiring was produced by a knife, may lose all interest. Some women may boast of their cosmetic operations, but this is a safety valve against the possibility they will be found out."

    - 'One man's mutilation is another man's beautification', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008