nyctophilia

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nyc·to·phil·i·a

(nik-tō-fil'ē-ă),
Preference for the night or darkness.
Synonym(s): scotophilia
[nycto- + G. philos, fond]
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nyctophilia

Sexual arousal that is driven by or enhanced by darkness or the night.
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nyc·to·phil·i·a

(nik'tō-fil'ē-ă)
Preference for the night or darkness.
Synonym(s): scotophilia.
[nycto- + G. philos, fond]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nyctophilia

(nĭk″tō-fĭl′ē-ă) [Gr. nyx, night, + philein, to love]
A preference for darkness or night.
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The energy they exude is extraordinarily exhilarating, but then you can find yourself uncomfortably lost in the painting as in a vortex--maybe something like the vortex-eye that Saul Bass devised for the title sequence of Hitchcock's Vertigo, that paean to the ecstasy and torment of scotophilia, or the mazelike lines of faceless modernist architecture Bass came up with for the title sequence for North by Northwest.