verb (used with object), psy·cho·an·a·lyzed, psy·cho·an·a·lyz·ing.

to investigate or treat by psychoanalysis.

Also especially British, psy·cho·an·a·lyse.

Origin of psychoanalyze

First recorded in 1910–15; psycho- + analyze
Related formspsy·cho·an·a·lyz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for psychoanalyse


US psychoanalyze


(tr) to examine or treat (a person) by psychoanalysis
Derived Formspsychoanalyser or US psychoanalyzer, noun
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Word Origin and History for psychoanalyse



also psycho-analyse, psychoanalyse, 1911; see psycho- + analyze. Related: Psychoanalyzed; psychoanalyzing. Earlier was psychologize (1830).

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psychoanalyse in Medicine




To treat using psychoanalysis.
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