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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


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


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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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Rape (2004)

by Merril D. Smith

Chinese men were also sodomized or forced to commit necrophilia or incest in front of laughing troops. The women, raised to prize chastity, fiercely resisted the Japanese. Women went into hiding, tried to pass as men, refused to bathe, and ...

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 ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2008)

Volume 9: Literature by M. Thomas Inge, Charles Reagan Wilson

Interestingly, “The Sleeper,” often dismissed as disgusting necrophilia, may bereadasa convincing portrayal of asurvivor's griefand of funeral customs ofthe time. In “The Raven” and “Ulalume” respectively, the claustrophobic chamber andthe ...

Google preview100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries [2 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries by Robert C. Sickels

Like the violence, the sexual content only became more extreme; by 2002, the WWF had a plotline about necrophilia. All this outraged parents' groups but enthralled audiences; the overall viewership for wrestling expanded enormously.

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

nau ship nausea, nautical, astronaut negativus nega, no, negative negate, neglect, negative, neglinegl gible nekros necro corpse necrology, necrophilia, necromancy nepos neptis grandson, nepotism, nephew nephew, ...

Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved (2012)

by Wilson Colin, Colin Wilson

(In The Sexual Anomalies and Perversions by Dr Magnus Hirschfeld, there is a section devoted to vampirism, in which it becomes clear that it is related to necrophilia; Hirschfeld describes, for example, a gravedigger named Victor Ardisson ...

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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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