[ sahy-koh-an-l-ist ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈæn l ɪst /


a person trained to practice psychoanalysis.

Origin of psychoanalyst

First recorded in 1910–15; psycho- + analyst

Can be confused

psychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for psychoanalyst


[ sī′kō-ănə-lĭst ]


A psychotherapist, usually a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist, who is trained in psychoanalysis and employs its methods in treating emotional disorders.
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