- an erotic attraction to corpses.
Origin of necrophilia
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- sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodiesAlso called: necromania, necrophilism
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Word Origin and History for necrophiliac
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- An abnormal fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies.necromania
- Sexual contact with or erotic desire for dead bodies.
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