Definition of Anaclitic

1. Adjective. Of or related to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on another.

Partainyms: Anaclisis

Definition of Anaclitic

1. Adjective. (psychoanalysis) Denoting a person whose choice of love-interest arises from the dependence of the libido on another instinct (e.g. hunger). ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to an acute emotional dependence on another person or persons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anaclitic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Anaclitic

1. Leaning or depending upon; in psychoanalysis, relating to the dependence of the infant on the mother or mother substitute. See: anaclitic depression. Origin: G. Ana, toward, + klino, to lean (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anaclitic

anachronistically
anachronize
anachronized
anachronizes
anachronizing
anachronous
anachronously
anacidity
anaclases
anaclasis
anaclastic
anaclastics
anaclinal
anaclises
anaclisis
anaclitic (current term)
anaclitic depression
anaclitic psychotherapy
anaclitisms
anacmesis
anacoenosis
anacoloutha
anacolouthon
anacolouthons
anacolpate
anacolutha
anacoluthia
anacoluthias
anacoluthic

Literary usage of Anaclitic

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Most research has focused on the anaclitic depression model in infant monkeys; their behavioral response to separation from mother, mother surrogate, ..."

2. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"... and drug-using subculture associated with it, and anaclitic needs via possible facilitation of intimate interpersonal interactions, among many others. ..."

3. Final Report: American Psychological Association Task Force on the Mental by John R. Tassey (1998)
"anaclitic depression in the elderly. Psychiatric Annals. 13. 691-696. Kenney, WL & Hodgson, JL (1987). Heat tolerance, thermorégulation and aging. ..."

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