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Related to anaclitic: anaclitic depression, anaclitic object choice
Psychological dependence on others.
[Greek anaklisis, a leaning back, from anaklīnein, to lean on : ana-, on; see ana- + klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]
an′a·clit′ic (-klĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
[C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline]
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|Adj.||1.||anaclitic - of or related to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on another|