psychoanalysis NOUN a method of treating mental disorders by investigating the conscious and unconscious elements in the mind and bringing repressed fears and conflicts into the conscious mind.
DERIVATIVES psychoanalyse (US psychoanalyze) verb psychoanalyst noun psychoanalytic adjective.

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  • psychoanalyze — (Amer.) saɪkəʊænÉ™laɪz v. treat with psychoanalysis, treat mental illness by analyzing unconscious mental processes (also psychoanalyse) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — [sī΄kō an′ə līz΄] vt. psychoanalyzed, psychoanalyzing to treat or investigate by means of psychoanalysis …   English World dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — UK [ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəlaɪz] / US [ˌsaɪkoʊˈænəlˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms psychoanalyze : present tense I/you/we/they psychoanalyze he/she/it psychoanalyzes present participle psychoanalyzing past tense psychoanalyzed past participle… …   English dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — verb subject to psychoanalytic treatment I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist • Syn: ↑analyze, ↑analyse, ↑psychoanalyse • Derivationally related forms: ↑psychoanalyst, ↑analyst ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — transitive verb Date: 1911 to treat by means of psychoanalysis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — psychoanalyzer, n. /suy koh an l uyz /, v.t., psychoanalyzed, psychoanalyzing. to investigate or treat by psychoanalysis. Also, esp. Brit., psychoanalyse. [1910 15; PSYCHO + ANALYZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychoanalyze — verb To practice psychoanalysis …   Wiktionary

  • psychoanalyze — psy·cho·an·a·lyze or Brit psy·cho·an·a·lyse an əl .īz vt, lyzed or Brit lysed; lyz·ing or Brit lys·ing to treat by means of psychoanalysis …   Medical dictionary

  • psychoanalyze — psy|cho|an|a|lyze also yse BrE [ˌsaıkəuˈænəlaız US kou ] v [T] to treat someone using psychoanalysis …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • psychoanalyze — psy|cho|an|a|lyze [ ,saıkou æn,laız ] verb transitive to treat someone who is unhappy or has mental problems by using PSYCHOANALYSIS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English