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 (pĕd′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, pē′də-)
The deriving of sexual gratification from sexual fantasies or acts involving a child.

ped′o·phil′i·ac (-ăk) adj. & n.
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(Psychiatry) a variant spelling (esp US) of paedophilia
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(ˌpi dəˈfɪl i ə)

sexual desire in an adult for a child.
pe′do•phile` (-ˌfaɪl) n.
pe`do•phil′i•ac, adj., n.
pe`do•phil′ic, adj.
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a sexual attraction to children. — pedophiliac, pedophilic, adj.
See also: Children
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedophilia - a sexual attraction to children
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
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n. pedofilia, atracción mórbida sexual de un adulto hacia los niños.
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n pedofilia or paidofilia
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The poorly-written letter accuses the man of being a 'British National Party Racist & Pedofile Member' (sic) and urges people to 'be carefull with your children and report him strait away' (sic).