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scopophilia

[skoh-puh-fil-ee-uh]
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noun Psychiatry.
  1. the obtaining of sexual pleasure by looking at nude bodies, erotic photographs, etc.
Also scop·to·phil·i·a [skop-tuh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌskɒp təˈfɪl i ə/.

Origin of scopophilia

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at -scope, -o-, -philia
Related formssco·po·phil·i·ac [skoh-puh-fil-ee-ak] /ˌskoʊ pəˈfɪl iˌæk/, scop·to·phil·i·ac [skop-tuh-fil-ee-ak] /ˌskɒp təˈfɪl iˌæk/, noun, adjectivesco·po·phil·ic, scop·to·phil·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for scopophilic

scopophilia

n.

"voyeurism," 1924 (in a translation of Freud), from Greek -skopia "observation" (see scope (n.1)) + -philia. In early use often scoptophilia through a mistake by Freud's translators. Modern form by 1937. Related: Scopophiliac.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

scopophilic in Medicine

scopophilia

([object Object])
n.
  1. voyeurism

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