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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)
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Origin of ANACLITIC

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

adjective an·a·clit·ic \an-ə-ˈklit-ik\

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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