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Definition of Aphrodisiac

What does Aphrodisiac mean?


  1. a drug or other agent that stimulates sexual desire


  1. stimulating sexual desire

Alternative definition


  1. Arousing or intensifying sexual desire


  1. A food or drug having such an effect


Aphrodisiac a.k.a. Alton Miller: Growing up in the 1970s, Alton Miller soaked up the musical environment surrounding him in the Motor City, taking a particular interest in the sounds of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Santana. It was during the early '80s once the "dance music crazed" Miller became friends with a young Derrick May that he decided to start spinning records, citing Chicago DJs such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as prime influences. By the latter part of the same decade, Miller joined forces with George Baker and Chez Damier to start The Music Institute, a short-lived but legendary Detroit club that has since become near-mythical, thanks to the pioneering techno efforts of figures such as May. Following the demise of The Music Institute, Miller took an interest in Conga drumming in addition to DJing, which led to a period between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the world with his music. He then joined forces once again with May, first as an employee of the artist's Transmat Records label, then as Aphrodisiac, the title under which he would begin releasing his music.


Aphrodisiac is a musical group.


  1. "Aphrodisiac" is a song by Greek-Cypriot singer Eleftheria Eleftheriou. It represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Eleftheriou competed against three other acts vying to represent Greece in the contest. She won a national final held on 12 March by national broadcaster ERT, and produced in association with record company Universal Music Greece.
  2. "Aphrodisiac" is a musical album of Andre Williams & The Diplomats of Solid Sound.
    • released in (7 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aphrodisiac

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2004)

by David B. Jacoby, R. M. Youngson

Cedarwood Sedative, antiseptic, astringent, expectorant, aphrodisiac Coughs, bronchitis, anxiety Chamomile Tonic, calming, painkilling, antibacterial Skin problems, nervous tension and neuralgia (nerve pain), digestive problems, insomnia, ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

decoction with linseed for cough, aphrodisiac; as a paste, with butter for bleeding  ...

Google previewAmazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary (1994)

by James A. Duke, Rodolfo Vasquez

herbal ecotour group, the "clavohuasqueros", to study useful plants of the Amazon, including the "clavohuasca", Tynnanthus panurensis, a reportedly non- gender-specific aphrodisiac. While we can't guarantee that the vine is aphrodisiac, we ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

From ancient times aphrodisiac virtues have been ascribed to the mandrake, which was therefore supposed to cure barrenness. (See Gen. xxx. 14-16.) In the United States the name mandrake is often applied to the May apple ( Podophyllum ...

Google previewZondervan Bible Dictionary (2009)

by J. D. Douglas, C. Merrill

A supposed aphrodisiac, this plant also acts as an appetite stimulant for the aged .

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Contributions to the World (2009)

15,000 Years of Inventions and Innovations by Emory Dean Keoke, Kay Marie Porterfield

They also believed it was an aphrodisiac, perhaps because of the name the Spaniards had given the plant, vaina, which meant both “pod” and “vagina.” Europeans used vanilla to flavor TOBACCO, another plant they adopted from American ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Folklore (2000)

by Jacqueline Simpson, Stephen Roud

recommends the use of such a bone to assuage the fury of dogs and as an aphrodisiac. See under *horseman's word for another, related, use of toad's bones.

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

Pliny thought it had aphrodisiac qualities when placed under a mattress. It reputedly made hair ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, atropine, mandrake, nicotine. Slang, dope, stuff, junk , bam, chemicals, bang, basketball, biscuit, Nixon, happy dust. b. [meth] amphetamine ...

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Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. (Henry Kissinger)
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Scrabble value of A1P3H4R1O1D2I1S1I1A1C3

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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