necrophile

necrophilia

[nek-ruh-fil-ee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
an erotic attraction to corpses.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin; see necro-, -philia

necrophile [nek-ruh-fahyl] , noun
necrophiliac [nek-ruh-fil-ee-ak] , necrophilic, adjective, noun
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necrophilia (ˌnɛkrəʊˈfɪlɪə)
 
n
necromania, Also called: necrophilism sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodies
 
necro'philiac
 
n
 
necrophile
 
n
 
necro'philic
 
adj

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necrophilia
1892, in Chaddock's translation of Krafft-Ebbing's "Psychopathia Sexualis," from necro- + philia.
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necrophilia nec·ro·phil·i·a (něk'rə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.

  1. An abnormal fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies. Also called necromania.

  2. Sexual contact with or erotic desire for dead bodies.


nec'ro·phil'i·ac' (-ē-āk') adj. & n.
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