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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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Here it stems from a yapping poodle that acts as a crucial anaphrodisiac and which, even in death, shows an astonishing capacity to nip ankles.
But rarely have images of female breasts, buttocks and pudenda been so anaphrodisiac.
For more than a decade, reviewers have been wearied by Raine's schoolboyish anal-fixation, which continues unimpeded, supplying a rush of anaphrodisiac prose.
There is something anaphrodisiac about having a shelf full of someone's complete works from the library, I got a lot of A. L. Kennedy on that same trip and though I absolutely loved her novel Paradise having all her books sitting there (and they're short-story collections mostly, so not so much my cup of tea) left me unmoved to take up and read (Augustine!)
Hops are also considered a mild anaphrodisiac and thus calms sexual excitement as well.
This may explain their anaphrodisiac effects on men.
Hence bromide of potassium -- or bromide of sodium, which is possibly somewhat safer still though not quite so certain in its action -- is used as a hypnotic, as the standard anaphrodisiac, as a sedative in mania and all forms of morbid mental excitement, and in hyperaesthesia of all kinds.
It may be doubted, however, whether there is any satisfactory and reliable anaphrodisiac.
Camphor has an ancient reputation as an anaphrodisiac, and its use in this respect was known to the Arabs
Charcot, indeed, it is said, used to declare that the only anaphrodisiac in which he had any confidence was that used by the uncle of Heloïse in the case of Abelard.