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fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism \-tish-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of FETISHISM

1
:  belief in magical fetishes
2
:  extravagant irrational devotion
3
:  the pathological displacement of erotic interest and satisfaction to a fetish
fe·tish·ist \-tish-ist\ noun
fe·tish·is·tic \ˌfe-ti-ˈshis-tik also ˌfē-\ adjective
fe·tish·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of FETISHISM

fe·tish·ism also fe·tich·ism \-tish-ˌi-zəm\

First Known Use of FETISHISM

1801
Medical Dictionary

fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism

Medical Definition of FETISHISM

:  the pathological displacement of erotic interest and satisfaction to a fetish
fe·tish·is·tic also fe·tich·is·tic \ˌfet-ish-ˈis-tik also ˌfēt-\ adjective
fe·tish·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of FETISHISM

fe·tish·ism also fe·tich·ism \-ish-ˌiz-əm\

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