aphrodisia
Sexual desire, especially when excessive. [G. aphrodisios, relating to Aphrodite]

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aph·ro·di·sia .af-rə-'dē-zh(ē-)ə, -'dizh-(ē-)ə n sexual desire esp. when violent Aph·ro·di·te .af-rə-'dīt-ē Greek mythological character. Aphrodite was the ancient Greek goddess of sexual love, fertility, and beauty. In Greek mythology Aphrodite was renowned for her mortal lovers, who included Adonis and Anchises. By the latter, she became the mother of Aeneas. Aphrodite was identified by the Romans with Venus.

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aph·ro·dis·ia (af″ro-dizґe-ə) [Gr. aphrodisia sexual pleasures] sexual excitement.

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  • aphrodisia — noun a desire for heterosexual intimacy • Ant: ↑anaphrodisia • Hypernyms: ↑sexual desire, ↑eros, ↑concupiscence, ↑physical attraction * * * ˌafrəˈdizh(ē)ə noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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