HELP
 

All Words Glossary

Glossary of Psychiatry Terms
beginning with letter F
Browse the Psychiatry Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

fetishism Tweet Definition of fetishism Like Definition of fetishism on Facebook
noun
  1. the belief that natural objects have supernatural powers, or that something created by people has power over people.
  2. a form of paraphilia where the object of attraction is an inanimate object or a part of a person's body.
fixation Tweet Definition of fixation Like Definition of fixation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed or fixated.
  2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  3. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  4. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
  5. A state of mind, involving obsession with a particular person, idea or thing.
flagellation Tweet Definition of flagellation Like Definition of flagellation on Facebook
noun
  1. A beating consisting in lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as (in principle implement-precise) a whipping or scourging.
flooding Tweet Definition of flooding Like Definition of flooding on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, flood)
Freudian slip Tweet Definition of Freudian slip Like Definition of Freudian slip on Facebook
noun
  1. A mistake in speech or action in which a person shows his or her true subconscious desires.
frigidity Tweet Definition of frigidity Like Definition of frigidity on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being frigid; coldness; lack of heat.
  2. Coldness of feeling, manner or quality; lack of ardor, animation or vivacity; chilliness; dullness.
  3. Want of natural heat and vigor of body; impotency.
fugue Tweet Definition of fugue Like Definition of fugue on Facebook
noun
  1. A contrapuntal piece of music wherein a particular melody is played in a number of Voice, voices. At the beginning of the piece, each voice is introduced in turn by playing the melody, after which it consists of a mix of Counter-melody, counter-melodies, accompaniment passages, periods of rest, and returns to the main melody (often Transform, transformed in some way). Melody can be diminution and/or augmentation of the original melody.
  2. Anything in literature, poetry, film, painting, etc., that resembles a fugue in structure or in its elaborate complexity and formality.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.

privacy policy