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psychoanalyst

[sahy-koh-an-l-ist]
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noun
  1. a person trained to practice psychoanalysis.

Origin of psychoanalyst

First recorded in 1910–15; psycho- + analyst
Can be confusedpsychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist
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Word Origin and History for psychoanalyst

n.

also psycho-analyst, 1910; see psycho- + analyst.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

psychoanalyst in Medicine

psychoanalyst

(sī′kō-ănə-lĭst)
n.
  1. A psychotherapist, usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist, who is trained in psychoanalysis and employs its methods in treating emotional disorders.
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