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aphrodisiac

a drug, food, etc., that excites sexual desire
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aphrodisiac

[‚af·rə′dē·zē‚ak]
(physiology)
Any chemical agent or odor that stimulates sexual desires.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Jurys Inn Hotel Group has announced it will bring the world's first aphrodisiac pillows to all of its UK hotels, including the ones on Scotswood Road, Newcastle and South Shore Road, Gateshead, in a bid to spark up the romance between couples staying with them.
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