Recent Examples of necrophilia from the Web
Dahmer was convicted of murdering 16 men and boys between 1978 and 1991; his notoriety in the serial-killer canon stems from the grizzly, gruesome nature of his crimes and the evidence of cannibalism and necrophilia discovered upon his arrest.
This act of brand necrophilia coincides with the release from jail of Stefan Ericksson, who was behind the whole thing in the first place.
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Origin and Etymology of necrophilia
First Known Use: 1892See Words from the same year
NECROPHILIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of necrophilia for English Language Learners
: sexual feelings or activities that involve dead bodies
Medical Definition of necrophilia
: obsession with and usually erotic interest in or stimulation by corpses
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