necrophilism


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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.

necrophilism

(nɛˈkrɒfɪˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Psychiatry) another word for necrophilia
2. (Psychiatry) a strong desire to be dead

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, necrophily, necrophilism

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.necrophilism - an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations

nec·ro·phil·i·a

, necrophilism
n. necrofilia.
1. atracción mórbida por los cadáveres;
2. relación sexual con un cadáver.
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Police suspect the grave robbers have exhumed the bodies to either sell the remains or indulge in necrophagia (consuming dead flesh), or perpetrate necrophilism or do something even worse to the corpses in different stages of decay.
Police suspect the graverobbers have exhumed the bodies to either sell the remains or indulge in necrophagia (consuming dead flesh), or perpetrate necrophilism or do something even worse to the corpses in different stages of decay.
Unable to represent the world within the bounds of natural feeling and experience, a nightmare of paranoia, schizophrenia, necrophilism, and vampirism supervenes, in which the natural affections are perverted by the will to destroy.