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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.
an•a•cli•sis(ˌæn əˈklaɪ sɪs)
libidinal attachment or emotional dependency, esp. on the basis of the love object's resemblance to early childhood parental or protective figures.
[1920–25; < Greek anáklisis a reclining anakli-, variant s. of anaklinein to lean upon]
an`a•clit′ic (-ˈklɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||anaclisis - (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure|
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"
relationship - a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"