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libido

 [lĭ-be´do, lĭ-bi´do] (L.)
1. sexual desire.
2. the psychic energy derived from instinctive biological drives; in early freudian theory it was restricted to the sexual drive, then expanded to include all expressions of love and pleasure, but the concept has evolved to include also the death instinct. freud postulated that libido development occurs in distinct stages: the oral stage, anal stage, and genital stage. Mental illnesses are therefore considered disturbances of libido development, such as regression to an earlier phase. jung proposed that although libido can be viewed according to the freudian pattern, it can also be desexualized and viewed as an undifferentiated energy that is at the basis of such mental processes as thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. adj., adj libid´inal.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō, -bī'dō), Do not confuse this word with livedo.
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

/li·bi·do/ (lĭ-be´do) (lĭ-bi´do) pl. libid´ines   [L.]
1. sexual desire.
2. the psychic energy derived from instinctive biological drives; in early freudian theory it was restricted to the sexual drive, then expanded to all expressions of love and pleasure, but has evolved to include also the death instinct.libid´inal

libido

(lĭ-bē′dō, -bī′-)
n. pl. libi·dos
1. The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
2.
a. Sexual desire.
b. Manifestation of the sexual drive.

li·bid′i·nal (-bĭd′n-əl) adj.
li·bid′i·nal·ly adv.

libido

[libē′dō, libī′dō]
1 the psychic energy or instinctual drive associated with sexual desire, pleasure, or creativity.
2 (in psychoanalysis) the instinctual drives of the id.
3 lustful desire or striving. libidinal, libidinous, adj. libidinize, v.

libido

Sigmund Freud’s term for one’s sex drive or sexual desire.

libido

plural, libidos, sex drive Psychiatry Sexual drive, urge or desire; the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctive biologic drives, generally equated to sexual drive; normal libido requires adequate testosterone and dopamine–which inhibits libido-attenuating prolactin. See Anorgasmia.

li·bi·do

(li-bē'dō)
1. Conscious or unconscious sexual desire.
2. Any passionate interest or form of life force.
3. In jungian psychology, synonymous with psychic energy.
[L. lust]

libido

Sexual desire or its manifestations. In psychoanalytic theory, the term is used more generally to mean the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.

libido

pl. libidines [L.] sexual drive, vigor, enthusiasm.

absent libido
unwillingness to copulate on the part of a male.

Patient discussion about libido

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Nevertheless, both characters interrupt their expressions of carnal desire with courtly language, causing their sexual urges to falter.
By beginning to engage carnal desire in all its complexity Dante moves generally toward to a greater understanding the universe.
Carnal desires of the spirited heroine are laid delightfully bare and lustrous period detail evokes an era of suffocating Cold War paranoia.
Carnal desires of the heroine are laid bare in virtually the opening scene in which she slides into an overflowing bath and pleasures herself in the minutes it takes to hard boil three eggs for her packed lunch.
Carnal desires of the spirited heroine are laid delightfully bare in virtually the opening scene in which she slides into an overflowing bath.
Carnal desires of the spirited heroine are laid delightfully bare in virtually the opening scene in which she slides into an overflowing bath and pleasures herself in the two minutes it takes to hard boil three eggs for her packed lunch.
Women in Afghanistan are deemed to only satiate the men's carnal desires and are not allowed to get out without male supervision.
The soul is freed of the chains placed by carnal desires.
The three men are so desperate for some action that they head off to a foreign country to fulfil their carnal desires.
He has also become seemingly addicted to satisfying his carnal desires.
To the convent where she lives, works, and eventually gives birth to her boy, such sinful carnal desires elicit the pain she endures through child birth and therefore no medication is given to her so that she may be punished for her sin.
From the perspective of comparative religion, what is particularly interesting are reminiscences of libertine Gnosticism whereby the practitioner "does not renounce carnal desires, but carries them out with total detachment to renli7e genuine celibacy" (p.