anaclitic

anaclitic

[an-uh-klit-ik]
adjective Psychoanalysis.
exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.

Origin:
1920–25; < Greek anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli- (see anaclisis) + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic

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anaclitic (ˌænəˈklɪtɪk)
 
adj
psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
 
[C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline]
 
anaclisis
 
n

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anaclitic an·a·clit·ic (ān'ə-klĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Having a physical and emotional dependence on another person, especially relating to the dependence of an infant on a mother or surrogate mother.

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