primal scene


nounPsychoanalysis.
  1. a child's first real or imagined observation of parental sexual intercourse.

Origin of primal scene

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First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby primal scene

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How to use primal scene in a sentence

  • The preacher sketched lightly the primal scene to which his text related.

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