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noun li·bi·do \lə-ˈbē-(ˌ)dō also ˈli-bə-ˌdō\

Simple Definition of libido

  • : a person's desire to have sex

Full Definition of libido

plural li·bi·dos

  1. 1 :  instinctual psychic energy that in psychoanalytic theory is derived from primitive biological urges (as for sexual pleasure or self-preservation) and that is expressed in conscious activity

  2. 2 :  sexual drive

Examples of libido

  1. Lack of libido may be a sign of depression.



Origin of libido

New Latin libidin-, libido, from Latin, desire, lust, from libēre to please — more at love


First Known Use: 1909

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noun li·bi·do \lə-ˈbēd-(ˌ)ō also ˈlib-ə-ˌdō or lə-ˈbī-(ˌ)dō\

Medical Definition of libido

plural li·bi·dos

  1. 1:  instinctual psychic energy that in psychoanalytic theory is derived from primitive biological urges (as for sexual pleasure or self-preservation) and that is expressed in conscious activity

  2. 2:  sexual drive




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