anaclitic

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an·a·cli·sis

 (ăn′ə-klī′sĭs, ə-năk′lĭ-)
n.
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.
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anaclitic

(ˌænəˈklɪtɪk)
adj
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal of or relating to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on others or another
[C20: from Greek anaklitos for leaning upon; see ana-, -cline]
anaclisis n
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Adj.1.anaclitic - of or related to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on anotheranaclitic - of or related to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on another
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