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nec·ro·phil·i·a

 (nĕk′rə-fĭl′ē-ə) also nec·roph′i·lism (nĭ-krōf′ə-lĭz′əm, nĕ-)
n.
1. Obsessive fascination with death and corpses.
2. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving a corpse.

nec′ro·phil′i·ac′ (-ē-ăk′) adj. & n.
nec′ro·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
nec′ro·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk) adj.

necrophilia

(ˌnɛkrəʊˈfɪlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodies. Also called: necromania or necrophilism
ˌnecroˈphiliˌac, necrophile, necrophil n
ˌnecroˈphilic adj

nec•ro•phil•i•a

(ˌnɛk rəˈfɪl i ə)

n.
an erotic attraction to corpses.
[1890–95]
nec`ro•phil′i•ac, nec`ro•phil′ic, adj., n.

necrophilia

a sexual attraction to the dead. — necrophile, n. — necrophilic, adj.
See also: Sex
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. — necrophile, necrophiliac, n.
See also: Corpses
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. — necrophile, n., adj.necrophiliac, n., adj.
See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
an abnormal, often sexual attraction toward the dead or a dead body. — necrophile, n.
See also: Death
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necrophilia - an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations
nekrofilie
nekrofili
Nekrophilie
nekrofilia
necrofilie

necrophilia

[ˌnekrəʊˈfɪlɪə] Nnecrofilia f

necrophilia

nLeichenschändung f, → Nekrophilie f

necrophilia

[ˌnɛkrəʊˈfɪlɪə] nnecrofilia

nec·ro·phil·i·a

, necrophilism
n. necrofilia.
1. atracción mórbida por los cadáveres;
2. relación sexual con un cadáver.

necrophilia

n necrofilia
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Cooper finds hopeful moments within these seemingly dark and damned narrative worlds, finding that McCarthy invites compassion even for his necrophiles and incestuous lovers and showing their attempts to be ethical even when their ability to be so is very limited.
The text of the decision includes flowery thought-experiments about situations in which various sexual groups - among which necrophiles and pedophiles - are allowed to publicly demonstrate the nature of their sexual preferences.
It's like a Crimewatch for necrophiles, even flashing up lists of unclaimed estates with the words: "Do you know any of these people?