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Definition of the noun necrophilia

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noun - plural: necrophilias

  1. an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

Alternative definition of the noun necrophilia

noun

  1. [sexuality] A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
  2. Pathological fascination with death.

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"Necrophilia" is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones.

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Google previewCriminal Psychology [4 Volumes] (2013)

by Jacqueline B. Helfgott

Necrophilia is a signature behavior; in other words, while not necessary to effect a kill, necrophilia is significant for its psychosexual value, which is unique to the offender (Stein, Schlesinger, 8r Pinizzotto, 2010). Necrophilia is a strong element ...

Google previewThe Nature of Sexual Desire (2008)

by James Giles

the distinction between sadism and necrophilia is the distinction between the desire to dominate or control and the desire to destroy. Although Fromm allows that there will always be some amount of ...

Google previewThe Lancet-Clinic (1913)

by Charles H. Castle, M.D.

Necrophilia is the passionate desire for sexual gratification with a dead body generally resulting in the violation of female cadavers. Such a perversity is ...

Google previewDisowning Knowledge (2003)

In Seven Plays of Shakespeare by Stanley Cavell

(Necrophilia is an apt fate for a mind whose reason is suffocating in its sumptuous capacity for figuration, and which takes the dying into love literally to entail killing. "That death's unnatural, that kills for loving" [V, ii, 41]; or that turns ...

Google previewKaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (2011)

by Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock

NECROPHILIA. Necrophilia is an obsession with obtaining sexual gratification from cadavers.

Google previewThe Beatles as Musicians (1999)

Revolver Through the Anthology by Walter Everett

(Necrophilia is an apt fate for a mind whose reason is suffocating in its sumptuous capacity for figuration, and which takes the dying into love literally to entail killing. "That death's unnatural, that kills for loving" (V, ii, 4i); or that turns ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Death and Dying (2003)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

Necrophilia attempts, against all evidence, to convert a subject that has become an object into a subject again. The dead body is invested with a passive subjectivity. This theme continues throughout seventeenth-century culture, and is even ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

by Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes

Necrophilia involves sexual intercourse with a corpse. It comes from the Greek words nekros (meaning dead body) and philia (meaning love or friendship). Psychiatrists classify it as a paraphilia, which involves sexual arousal to an object that ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

to necrophilia. 2. Pert. to bacteria that thrive best in dead tissue. necropsy (nek'rop”se) [necro- + -opsy] Autopsy. necroscopy (né-kros'kO-pé) [ necro- + ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

A pathological preoccupation with dead bodies, or another name for 'necrophilia. [From Greek nekros a dead body + man'm madness] necrophilia n.

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

instinct necrophilia, necrophilia instinct (an abnormal instinct indeed) necrophobia, ...

Google previewCritical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (2005)

by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson

There is no attention to sadomasochism, necrophilia, paedophilia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

naval | necrophilia distances at sea, equal to 1,852 metres (approximately 2,025 yards). naval adjective having to do with a navy or navies. nave noun the central part of a church. navel noun the small hollow in the centre of a person's belly ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

necro-, prefix meaning “death or corpse”: necronectomy, necrophilia, necrosis. necrobiosis lnek'rObT-O'sisl, 1. the death of a small area of cells in a large area of living tissue. 2. the normal death of tissue cells as a result ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2003)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

" Necrophilia Sexual intercourse with the dead. This sometimes arises among psychopathic murderers ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

necrophilia. neat adj. 1 tidy or carefully arranged. 2 clever but simple: a neat solution to the labour shortage. 3 (of a drink of spirits) not diluted. 4 N. Amer. informal excellent. neatly adv. neatness n. – origin French net 'clean'. neaten v. make ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

necrophilia (nek-ro-fil'-e-ah). 1. See necrophilism. 2. A longing for death. necrophilia (nek-roff'-il-izm) [necro-; to love). A form of sexual perversion in which dead bodies are violated; insane sexual desire for a ...

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Scrabble value of N1E1C3R1O1P3H4I1L1I1A1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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