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  • adj. Alternative spelling of aphrodisiac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as aphrodisiac.

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

  • adj. exciting sexual desire

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Examples

  • As far as its 'aphrodisiacal' qualities, K3 made me want to pass out, not bang. "

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  • No, it's the sheer aphrodisiacal quality of it all.

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  • As food historian Andrew F. Smith shows in "Potato: A Global History" Reaktion, 142 pages, $15.95 , even the lowly spud packs a lot of colorful history, including a fleeting aphrodisiacal reputation: It was described by one 16th-century British writer as a lust-enhancing "venerous root."

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  • "Millennium People" presents a parallel-reality London convulsed by revolution and terrorism, but the novel is also about the sterility of modern comforts and the aphrodisiacal thrill of rebellion.

    'The Bonfire Of the Volvos'

  • The tiger in question is a critically endangered species whose body parts fetch astronomical prices in China for their imagined aphrodisiacal properties.

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  • Poetry has long held nearly aphrodisiacal qualities, when employed properly -- that is, when it truly comes from the heart.

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  • If we were to discover that apples have definite aphrodisiacal qualities—or, in the specific case of Californians, if we were to discover that apples have hallucinogenic attributes previously unknown—the demand for apples would increase, causing the price of apples to rise.

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  • A young bicyclist (Nadia Litz) who sells them the pot they're far more dependent on than they'd care to admit - organic only - becomes a jolting reminder of the enlivening, aphrodisiacal courage of their abandoned convictions - and of the complex dangers of those convictions as well.

    GreenCine Daily: Austin Dispatch. 1.

  • The woody accord, which includes the allegedly aphrodisiacal nagarmota, does not make the sugared roses to appear less sweet but counteracts their gourmand floralcy by infusing the scent with rich, velvety darkness.

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  • Although the coco-de-mer still has all sorts of medicinal and mystical properties attached to it today, Kanti dismisses claims for its supposed aphrodisiacal properties.

    The Fruit Hunters

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