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a combining form occurring in personal nouns that correspond to nouns ending in -philia: hemophiliac; necrophiliac.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Medical definitions for -philiac
One that has a tendency toward:hemophiliac.
One that has an abnormal attraction to:necrophiliac.
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