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.

(Ar`o*mat"ic) n. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.

(Ar`o*mat`i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. aromatisation.] The act of impregnating or secting with aroma.

(A*ro"ma*tize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aromatized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aromatizing.] [L. aromatizare, Gr. : cf. F. aromatiser.] To impregnate with aroma; to render aromatic; to give a spicy scent or taste to; to perfume. Bacon.

(A*ro"ma*ti`zer) n. One who, or that which, aromatizes or renders aromatic. Evelyn.

(A*ro"ma*tous) a. Aromatic. [Obs.] Caxton.

(Ar"oph) n. [A contraction of aroma philosophorum.] A barbarous word used by the old chemists to designate various medical remedies. [Obs.]

(A*rose") The past or preterit tense of Arise.

(A*round") adv. [Pref. a- + round.]

1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.

2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.

3. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place. [Colloq. U. S.]

See Round, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in some of the meanings, is more commonly used.

(A*round"), prep.

1. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.

A lambent flame arose, which gently spread
Around his brows.

2. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner. [Colloq. U. S.]

(A*rous"al) n. The act of arousing, or the state of being aroused.

Whatever has associated itself with the arousal and activity of our better nature.

1. The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.

2. Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.

(Ar`o*mat"ic 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.

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