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Definition of psychoanalysis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

psychoanalysis

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌsaɪkəʊəˈnæləsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊəˈnæləsɪs//
 
(also analysis) [uncountable] Mental health care, Conventional medicine
 
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a method of treating somebody 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 See related entries: Mental health care, Conventional medicine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: psychoanalysis