thanatotic

Thanatos

[than-uh-tos, -tohs]
noun
1.
an ancient Greek personification of death.
2.
Psychoanalysis, (usually lowercase) the death instinct, especially as expressed in violent aggression.

Thanatotic [than-uh-tot-ik] , adjective
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Thanatos (ˈθænəˌtɒs)
 
n
1.  Roman counterpart: Mors the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of night
2.  Compare Eros the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinct
 
Thanatotic
 
adj

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Thanatos Than·a·tos or than·a·tos (thān'ə-tōs')
n.
See death instinct.

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