- exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.
Origin of anaclitic
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- psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline
- 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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