Definition of psychoanalyze
: to treat by means of psychoanalysis
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The men were too busy fondling fenders and stroking steering wheels to psychoanalyze themselves.
After sex, people liked to psychoanalyze each other.
Gordon is a profiler, like detectives who specialize in studying and psychoanalyzing serial killers and other dangerous criminals.
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PSYCHOANALYZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psychoanalyze for English Language Learners
: to treat the mental and emotional problems of (a patient) by having the patient talk about dreams, feelings, memories, etc. : to treat (someone) by means of psychoanalysis
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