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necrophilia

[nek-ruh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌnɛk rəˈfɪl i ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an erotic attraction to corpses.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin; see necro-, -philia
Related forms
necrophile
[nek-ruh-fahyl] /ˈnɛk rəˌfaɪl/ (Show IPA),
noun
necrophiliac
[nek-ruh-fil-ee-ak] /ˌnɛk rəˈfɪl iˌæk/ (Show IPA),
necrophilic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for necrophilic

necrophilia

/ˌnɛkrəʊˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodies Also called necromania, necrophilism
Derived Forms
necrophiliac, necrophile (ˈnɛkrəʊˌfaɪl) noun
necrophilic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for necrophilic

necrophilia

n.

1892, in Chaddock's translation of Krafft-Ebbing's "Psychopathia Sexualis," from necro- + -philia.

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necrophilic in Medicine

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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