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paraphilia

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noun para·phil·ia \ˌpa-rə-ˈfi-lē-ə\

Definition of paraphilia

  1. :  a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual practices (as sadism or pedophilia)

paraphiliac

play \-ˈfi-lē-ˌak\ or

paraphilic

play \-ˈfi-lik\ adjective or noun


Origin and Etymology of paraphilia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1925


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paraphilia

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noun para·phil·ia \-ˈfil-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of paraphilia

  1. :  a pattern of recurring sexually arousing mental imagery or behavior that involves unusual and especially socially unacceptable sexual practices (as sadism, masochism, fetishism, or pedophilia)




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