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fetishism


fetishism

noun fe·tish·ism

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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