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- IPA: /ænəˈklɪtɪk/
anaclitic (not comparable)
- (psychoanalysis) Denoting a person whose choice of love-interest arises from the dependence of the libido on another instinct (e.g. hunger).
- 1982: I don’t think I have to gloss the true anaclitic purport behind your need to humiliate a woman doctor symbolically. (Fowles, Mantissa)
- Pertaining to an acute emotional dependence on another person or persons.