[ an-uh-klit-ik ]
/ ˌæn əˈklɪt ɪk /
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exhibiting or pertaining to anaclisis.
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Words nearby anaclitic
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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 anacliticanaclisis (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-klĭt′ĭk ]
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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