anal·​y·​sand | \ ə-ˈna-lə-ˌsand How to pronounce analysand (audio) \

Definition of analysand

: a person who is undergoing psychoanalysis

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the naïve young analysand, we won’t be beguiled by Lucy’s blunt advice. Nicole Rudick, The New Yorker, "How “Peanuts” Created a Space for Thinking," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of analysand

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analysand

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

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“Analysand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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anal·​y·​sand | \ ə-ˈnal-ə-ˌsand How to pronounce analysand (audio) \

Medical Definition of analysand

: one who is undergoing psychoanalysis

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