Definition of Necrophilia

1. Noun. An irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies.

Exact synonyms: Necromania, Necrophilism
Generic synonyms: Cacoethes, Mania, Passion



Definition of Necrophilia

1. Noun. (sexuality) A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse. ¹

2. Noun. Pathological fascination with death. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Necrophilia

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Medical Definition of Necrophilia

1. Necrophilism 1. A morbid fondness for being in the presence of dead bodies. 2. The impulse to have sexual contact, or the act of such contact, with a dead body, usually of males with female corpses. Origin: necro-+ G. Phileo, to love (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Necrophilia

necronite
necronym
necronyms
necropanspermia
necroparasite
necropathy
necrophagan
necrophagans
necrophage
necrophages
necrophagia
necrophagous
necrophagy
necrophile
necrophiles
necrophilia (current term)
necrophiliac
necrophiliacs
necrophilias
necrophilic
necrophilism
necrophilisms
necrophilous
necrophily
necrophobia
necrophore
necrophores
necropoleis
necropoles
necropoli

Literary usage of Necrophilia

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1. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"necrophilia.—The desire to have sexual congress with a dead body. Most of these conditions stand for what was normal at a certain stage in development but ..."

2. Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses by Léon Henri Thoinot, Arthur Wisswald Weysse (1911)
"BESTIALITY—necrophilia—NYMPHOMANIA— SATYRIASIS—EROTOMANIA. Bestiality. ... necrophilia is not a morbid entity: some cases attributed to ..."

3. The Semi-insane and the Semi-responsible: (Demifous Et Demiresponsables) by Joseph Grasset (1907)
"This is not the case in bestiality and necrophilia' r Sexual Inversion As a transition ... L'Affaire Ardisson," Contribution a 1'Ctude de la necrophilia, ..."

4. The Neurotic Constitution: Outlines of a Comparative Individualistic by Alfred Adler (1917)
"... line guiding fiction and finds in necrophilia its highest expression.1 Another ... necrophilia. ..."

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