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anaclitic

adjective an·a·clit·ic \ˌa-nə-ˈkli-tik\

Definition of ANACLITIC

:  of, relating to, or characterized by the direction of love toward an object (as the mother) that satisfies nonsexual needs (as hunger)

Origin of ANACLITIC

Greek anaklitos, verbal of anaklinein to lean upon, from ana- + klinein to lean — more at lean
First Known Use: 1922

anaclitic

adjective an·a·clit·ic \an-ə-ˈklit-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANACLITIC

:  of, relating to, or characterized by the direction of love toward an object (as the mother) that satisfies nonsexual needs (as hunger)

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