a person trained to practice psychoanalysis.

Nearby words

  1. psychoacoustics,
  2. psychoactive,
  3. psychoanal.,
  4. psychoanalyse,
  5. psychoanalysis,
  6. psychoanalytic,
  7. psychoanalytic psychiatry,
  8. psychoanalytic therapy,
  9. psychoanalyze,
  10. psychobabble

Origin of psychoanalyst

First recorded in 1910–15; psycho- + analyst

Can be confusedpsychiatrist psychologist psychoanalyst psychotherapist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for psychoanalyst



also psycho-analyst, 1910; see psycho- + analyst.

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Medicine definitions for psychoanalyst




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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