Definition of psychoanalysis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

psychoanalysis

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noun
NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnæləsəs//
 
(also analysis)[uncountable]
 
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a method of treating someone who is mentally ill by asking them to talk about past experiences and feelings in order to try to find explanations for their present problems
psychoanalytic
 
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NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊˌænlˈɪt̮ɪk//
 
adjective [only before noun] a psychoanalytic approach
psychoanalytically
 
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NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊˌænlˈɪt̮ɪkli//
 
adverb
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