Meaning of AROMATIC in English

adj. & n.


1. fragrant, spicy; (of a smell) pleasantly pungent.

2 Chem. of organic compounds having an unsaturated ring, esp. containing a benzene ring.

--n. an aromatic substance.


aromatically adv. aromaticity n.

Etymology: ME f. OF aromatique f. LL aromaticus f. Gk aromatikos (as AROMA, -IC)

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