Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of AROMATIC

Pronunciation:  `aru'matik

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford

AROMATIC is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: fragrant, redolent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    {Aromatic compound} (Chem.), one of a large class of organic
       substances, as the oils of bitter almonds, wintergreen,
       and turpentine, the balsams, camphors, etc., many of which
       have an aromatic odor. They include many of the most
       important of the carbon compounds and may all be derived
       from the benzene group, {C6H6}. The term is extended also
       to many of their derivatives.
    {Aromatic vinegar}. See under {Vinegar}.
  2. \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.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Chemical with a spicy fragrance and stimulant characteristics used to relieve various symptoms.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any organic molecule that contains a benzene ring or a benzene-derived ring.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambrosial, balmy, effluvious, essenced, flowery, fragrant, fruity, incense-breathing, malodorous, musky, odorant, odorate, odored, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, perfumy, pungent, redolent, savory, scented, smellful, smelling, smellsome, smelly, spicy, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, thuriferous