Definition of the noun necrophilia
What does necrophilia mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: necrophilias
- an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
Alternative definition of the noun necrophilia
- [sexuality] A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
- Pathological fascination with death.
- synonym: necrophily
- "Necrophilia" is a composition.
- "Necrophilia" is a compilation album by The Rolling Stones.
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Disowning 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 ...
by Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock
NECROPHILIA. Necrophilia is an obsession with obtaining sexual gratification from cadavers.
by Ladislaus R. Slominski
NECROPHILIA. Necrophilia is the perversion in which the sex relation is practiced upon cadavers. It is incurable, and the only possible treatment is isolation.
Manual of Psychiatry (1916)
by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff
Necrophilia is the rarest of all forms of sexual perversion. It consists in a ...
Zombies Are Us (2011)
Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead by Christopher M. Moreman, Cory James Rushton
change; “necrophilia is the displaced, uncanny desire to dig up the past and make it live again—to recover a trace of the lost other in ...
Sexual Desire (2015)
A Philosophical Investigation by Roger Scruton
Paedophilia Necrophilia is the most absolute form of perversion, in which the other's existence is regarded as a threat to the sexual endeavour. In other perversions, the other is wanted, not in absent, but in diminished, form. The paradigm case ...
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 ...
Feeding the Urge (2012)
by Jeffrey Kosh
Necrophilia is a frequent aspect of lust killer homicides. In fact, Perreira ...
A Trout In The Milk (2011)
Profiles In Prosecution by Mel Harmon
Necrophilia is a plausible thesis. A further prerequisite to the imposition of Capital Punishment is a finding, that any aggravating circumstance or circumstances proven beyond a reasonable doubt, outweighs the mitigating circumstance or ...
The 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 ...
The Pathology of Normalcy (2011)
by Erich Fromm
You know necrophilia is a perversion that denotes the desire of a man to have intercourse with the body of a dead woman. Well, that is rare, but it exists. Unamuno here uses it in a much wider sense, namely the love for death, the attraction to ...
Minding the Body (2014)
The Body in Psychoanalysis and Beyond by Alessandra Lemma
Necrophilia is a perversion that is quite remote from the daily practice of analysts. Only those working in forensic settings typically encounter it. Necrophilic fantasies, however, are more common even if patients quite understandably struggle to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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- + ...
by Mark S. Davis
necrophilia the aberrant fixation with death and dead persons. Necrophilia can manifest itself in a number of ways ranging from sexual fetishism associated with coffins ...
A Dictionary of Psychology (2015)
by Andrew M. Colman
A pathological preoccupation with dead bodies, or another name for *necrophilia. [From Greek nekros a dead body + mania madness] necrophilia n.
Mosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)
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 ...
by George Haggerty
in the second, dreams of incest; in the third, dreams of necrophilia and bestiality. Artemidorus' interpretations reflect the commonly ...
3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury
" Necrophilia Sexual intercourse with the dead. This sometimes arises among psychopathic murderers ...
by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston
instinct necrophilia, necrophilia instinct (an abnormal instinct indeed) necrophobia, ...
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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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