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anaclitic

[an-uh-klit-ik] /ˌæn əˈklɪt ɪk/
adjective, Psychoanalysis
1.
exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Greek anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli- (see anaclisis) + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for anaclitic

anaclitic

/ˌænəˈklɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
(psychoanal) of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
Derived Forms
anaclisis (ˌænəˈklaɪsɪs) noun
Word Origin
C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline
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anaclitic in Medicine

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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