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Variant of fetish.
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Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object or part of the body as a sexual stimulus, as a shoe, underclothes, a lock of hair, etc. — fetishist, fetichist, n. — fetishistic, fetichistic, adj.See also: Sex
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|Noun||1.||fetichism - a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)|
belief - any cognitive content held as true
|2.||fetichism - sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)|
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