Definition of psychoanalytic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsaɪkəʊˌænəˈlɪtɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊˌænəˈlɪtɪk//
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using or connected with 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 a psychoanalytic approach