adjective Psychoanalysis.

exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.

Origin of anaclitic

1920–25; < Greek anáklit(os) for reclining (anakli- (see anaclisis) + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anaclitic



psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
Derived Formsanaclisis (ˌænəˈklaɪsɪs), noun

Word Origin for anaclitic

C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline
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anaclitic in Medicine




Having a physical and emotional dependence on another person, especially relating to the dependence of an infant on a mother or surrogate mother.
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