necrophilism

noun
ne·​croph·​i·​lism | \ nə-ˈkrä-fə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce necrophilism (audio) , ne-\

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First Known Use of necrophilism

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for necrophilism

borrowed from French nécrophilisme, from nécrophile "necrophiliac" (from nécro- necro- + -phile -phil entry 1) + -isme -ism

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The first known use of necrophilism was in 1864

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necrophilism

noun
ne·​croph·​i·​lism | \ nə-ˈkräf-ə-ˌliz-əm, ne- How to pronounce necrophilism (audio) \

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