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In psychoanalysis, the life principle representing all instinctual tendencies toward procreation and life. See also entries under instinct Compare: thanatos.
a. Psychiatry Sexual drive; libido.
b. The sum of all instincts for self-preservation.
Etymology: Gk, mythic love-inciting son of Aphrodite
a Freudian term for the drive or instinct for survival, including self-preservation and continuation of the species through reproduction.
psychoanalysis The life principle representing all instinctual tendencies toward procreation and life.