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(chiefly of a drug) tending to reduce sexual desire.
- ‘The herb is anaphrodisiac - which means it reduces sexual desire, particularly if it is pathological.’
- ‘The Greeks and Romans also thought it was anaphrodisiac.’
- ‘The use of bromide (it has anaphrodisiac properties - opposite to aphrodisiac) was / is commonly used to keep troops at a low libido so they don't need to show off their masculinity and start fighting one another.’
- ‘I dare say the sight of a swain in full kitchen-fury is anaphrodisiac.’
- ‘Well, I find that having someone approve of what I do has the same anaphrodisiac effect as a marriage licence.’
An anaphrodisiac drug.
- ‘Most people don't know what it is, but would have no trouble identifying an example of an anaphrodisiac.’
- ‘Yes, saltpeter has long rumored to be an anaphrodisiac, a substance that reduces sexual drive.’
- ‘Perhaps the most commonly used anaphrodisiacs in American society are alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.’
- ‘Folk use suggests that it is an anaphrodisiac for men.’
- ‘Sweet Marjoram is an anaphrodisiac i.e. it can reduce the sex drive, so if you notice any change, stop using immediately.’
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