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  • 1 aromatic — AROMÁTIC, Ă, aromatici, ce, adj. Care are sau răspândeşte aromă; care conţine aromate1; aromat2. Oţet aromatic. ♦ (Despre substanţe chimice) Care are în moleculă un ciclu de 5 – 6 atomi cu o structură specifică. – Din fr. aromatique, lat.… …

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  • 2 Aromatic — Ar o*mat ic, Aromatical Ar o*mat ic*al, a. [L. aromaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. aromatique. See {Aroma}.] Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam. [1913 Webster] {Aromatic compound} (Chem.) …

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  • 3 aromatic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an aroma. 2) Chemistry (of an organic compound) containing a flat ring of atoms in its molecule (as in benzene). ► NOUN ▪ an aromatic plant, substance, or compound. DERIVATIVES aromatically adverb …

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  • 4 aromatic — [ar΄ə mat′ik, er΄ə mat′ik] adj. [ME aromatik < OFr aromatique < LL aromaticus < Gr arōmatikos < arōma, sweet spice] 1. of or having an aroma; smelling sweet or spicy; fragrant or pungent 2. Chem. of or designating certain cyclic… …

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  • 5 Aromatic — Ar o*mat ic ([a^]r [ o]*m[a^]t [i^]k), n. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 aromatic — (adj.) c.1400, aromatyk, from M.Fr. aromatique (14c.), from L. aromaticus, from Gk. aromatikos, from aroma (gen. aromatos) seasoning, sweet spice, of unknown origin …

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  • 7 aromatic — balmy, redolent, fragrant, *odorous Analogous words: spicy, *pungent, piquant: savory (see PALATABLE) Antonyms: acrid (of odors) Contrasted words: *malodorous, fetid, musty, fusty, noisome, rank, putrid …

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  • 8 aromatic — [adj] distinctive smelling ambrosial, balmy, fragrant, odoriferous, perfumed, pungent, redolent, savory, scented, spicy, sweet, sweet smelling; concept 598 Ant. acrid, bland, unsavory …

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  • 9 aromatic — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or having aroma: a. fragrant b. having a strong smell c. having a distinctive quality 2. of an organic compound characterized by increased chemical stability resulting from the delocalization of …

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  • 10 aromatic — 1. Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor. 2. One of a group of vegetable drugs having a fragrant odor and slightly stimulant properties. 3. See a. compound. [G. aromatikos, fr. aroma, spice, sweet herb] * * * ar·o·mat·ic .ar ə mat ik… …

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  • 11 aromatic — [[t]æ̱rəmæ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED An aromatic plant or food has a strong, pleasant smell of herbs or spices. ...an evergreen shrub with deep green, aromatic leaves... An aromatic beef stew waited on the stove. Syn: fragrant …

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  • 12 aromatic — aromatically, adv. aromaticness, n. /ar euh mat ik/, adj. 1. having an aroma; fragrant or sweet scented; odoriferous. 2. Chem. of or pertaining to an aromatic compound or compounds. n. 3. a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant aroma, as… …

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  • 13 aromatic — ar|o|mat|ic [ˌærəˈmætık] adj having a strong pleasant smell = ↑fragrant ▪ aromatic oils ▪ aromatic herbs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 aromatic — ar|o|mat|ic [ ,ærə mætık ] adjective usually before noun an aromatic plant, substance, or food smells especially good: aromatic herbs/leaves/soap …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 aromatic — UK [ˌærəˈmætɪk] / US adjective [usually before noun] an aromatic plant, substance, or food smells especially good aromatic herbs/leaves/soap …

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  • 16 aromatic — adj. Aromatic is used with these nouns: ↑herb, ↑oil, ↑smell …

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  • 17 aromatic — A large family of hydrocarbon compounds based on the benzene structure. Chemists link the name aromatic to the exceptional stability that derives from the benzene structure. See: benzene …

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  • 18 aromatic —    An organic compound having as part of its structure a benzene ring. The term “aromatic” as used in the fragrance industry is used to describe essential oils, which are not necessarily in the chemical sense …

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  • 19 aromatic — adjective 1》 having an aroma. 2》 Chemistry (of an organic compound) containing an unsaturated ring of atoms which is stabilized by an interaction of the bonds forming the ring. noun an aromatic plant, substance, or compound. Derivatives… …

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  • 20 aromatic — adjective having a strong, pleasant smell: aromatic oils aromatically /kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English