anal·​y·​sand ə-ˈna-lə-ˌsand How to pronounce analysand (audio)
: a person who is undergoing psychoanalysis

Examples of analysand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For many, the relationship between analyst and analysand was, in broad strokes, analogous to the relationship between teacher and student. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, 11 July 2023 There’s no back-and-forth between an unscrupulous analyst and an analysand who’s willing to hand over everything. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 8 Nov. 2021 Like a dedicated analysand, Germany has brought its past to the surface, endlessly discussed it, and accepted it, and this work of many years has freed the patient to lead a successful new life. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021

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Word History


borrowed from German Analysand, from Analyse analysis + -and, suffix marking a person or thing undergoing an action or process, borrowed from Latin -andus, first conjugation gerundive ending

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of analysand was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Analysand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


anal·​y·​sand ə-ˈnal-ə-ˌsand How to pronounce analysand (audio)
: one who is undergoing psychoanalysis
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