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fetish

 [fet´ish, fe´tish]
1. a material object, such as an idol, charm, or talisman, believed by primitive people to have supernatural powers.
2. an inanimate object used to obtain sexual gratification.

fet·ish

(fet'ish, fē'tish),
An inanimate object or nonsexual body part that is regarded as endowed with magic or erotic qualities.
[Fr. fétiche, fr. L. factitius, made by art, artificial]

fetish

/fet·ish/ (fet´ish)
1. a material object, such as an idol or charm, believed to have supernatural powers.
2. an inanimate object used to obtain sexual gratification.

fetish

(fĕt′ĭsh)
n.
1. Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
2. An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.

fetish

Etymology: Fr, fetiche, artificial
1 any object or idea given unreasonable or excessive attention or reverence.
2 (in psychology) any inanimate object or any body part not of a sexual nature that arouses erotic feelings or fixation. The erotic symbolism is unique to the fetishist and results from unconscious associations. See also paraphilia. fetishism, n.

fetish

The abnormal or excessive fixation—usually understood to have sexual overtones or content—on an activity (e.g., overeating, or “bellystuffing”) or object (e.g., shoes or body parts).

fetish

Sexology A device–eg women's undergarments, bra, shoes, or other wearing apparel that is the object of sexual arousal, which may, in extreme cases, replace the need for a sexual partner for sexual arousal or orgasm

fet·ish

(fet'ish)
An inanimate object or nonsexual body part that is regarded as endowed with magic or erotic qualities.
[Fr. fétiche, fr. L. factitius, made by art, artificial]
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