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Thanatos

[than-uh-tos, -tohs]
noun
  1. an ancient Greek personification of death.
  2. Psychoanalysis. (usually lowercase) the death instinct, especially as expressed in violent aggression.
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Related formsThan·a·tot·ic [than-uh-tot-ik] /ˌθæn əˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thanatotic

Thanatos

noun
  1. the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of nightRoman counterpart: Mors
  2. the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinctCompare Eros (def. 2)
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Derived FormsThanatotic (ˌθænəˈtɒtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for thanatotic

thanatos

n.

"death instinct," 1935, in Freudian psychology, from Greek thanatos (see thanatology).

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thanatotic in Medicine

Thanatos