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li·bi·do

 (lĭ-bē′dō, -bī′-)
n. pl. li·bi·dos
1. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
2.
a. Sexual desire.
b. Manifestation of the sexual drive.

[Latin libīdō, desire; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

li·bid′i·nal (-bĭd′n-əl) adj.
li·bid′i·nal·ly adv.

libido

(lɪˈbiːdəʊ)
n, pl -dos
1. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal psychic energy emanating from the id
2. sexual urge or desire
[C20 (in psychoanalysis): from Latin: desire]
libidinal adj
liˈbidinally adv

li•bi•do

(lɪˈbi doʊ)

n., pl. -dos.
1. Psychoanal. all of the instinctual energies and desires that are derived from the id.
2. sexual instinct or drive.
[1890–95; < Latin libīdō desire, lust, akin to libēre to be pleasing]
li•bid′i•nal (-ˈbɪd n l) adj.
li•bid′i•nal•ly, adv.

libido

Psychoanalysis. the force or psychic energy behind human action, especially the sexual urge. — libidinous, adj.
See also: Sex

libido

The sex instinct or erotic desire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.libido - (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy

libido

noun sex drive, passion, sexual desire, sexual appetite, sexual urge, erotic desire, sex instinct, the hots (informal), randiness (informal, chiefly Brit.) Lack of sleep is a major factor in loss of libido.
Translations
libido

libido

[lɪˈbiːdəʊ] Nlibido f

libido

[lɪˈbiːdəʊ] nlibido f

libido

nLibido f

libido

[lɪˈbiːdəʊ] n (Psych) → libido f inv

li·bi·do

n. libido. 1. impulso sexual, consciente o inconsciente; 2. en psicoanálisis, la fuerza o energía que determina la conducta del ser humano.

libido

n libido f, deseo sexual
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This twenty-year-old boy presented with failure to have intercourse following marriage eunuchoid body proportion, absence of facial and axillary hair and sparse pubic hair, high pitched voice, small sized phallus, absent libido and bilaterally descended prepubertal testes [Figure 1(a)].