[ an-uh-klit-ik ]
/ ˌæn əˈklɪt ɪk /

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

/ (ˌænəˈklɪtɪk) /


psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another

Derived forms of anaclitic

anaclisis (ˌænəˈklaɪsɪs), noun

Word Origin for anaclitic

C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline
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Medical definitions for anaclitic

[ ăn′ə-klĭtĭk ]


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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