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1. Death as a personification or as a philosophical notion.
2. See death instinct.
than′a·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of night. Roman counterpart: Mors
2. (Psychoanalysis) the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinct. Compare Eros2
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Than•a•tos(ˈθæn əˌtɒs, -toʊs)
1. (among the ancient Greeks) a personification of death.
2. Psychoanal. (usu. l.c.) the death instinct, esp. as expressed in violent aggression.
Than`a•tot′ic (-ˈtɒt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Thanatos - (Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||Thanatos - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die|
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"
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