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Definition of "aromatic" []

  • Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling: aromatic herbs. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Of, relating to, or containing one or more six-carbon rings characteristic of the benzene series and related organic groups. (adjective)
  • An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication. (noun)
  • Chemistry An aromatic organic compound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aromatic" in a sentence
  • "It certainly drives certain aromatic characteristics in some wines, and adds amplitude, and some strength to the aromatic profile of some wines."
  • "Every day, I'd arrive for my treatment wearing the sarong they'd given me (mine to keep), sit for the foot scrub, then lie down on a wooden table whose "sheet" was a giant palm tree leaf as my two therapists rubbed hot scented sacks of herbs on my face, slathered me in aromatic oils, and worked in tandem to knead out my knots."
  • "In 1477, following Spain's unification, Ferdinand and Isabella created a central Protomedicato empowered to examine, not only physicians and surgeons but also midwives, bonesetters, apothecaries, dealers in aromatic drugs, and any other persons who "in whole or in part practice these professions" — men as well as women."