necrophilism

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of necrophilism was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Necrophilism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necrophilism. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

necrophilism

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