Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives.
  • noun Sexual desire.
  • noun Manifestation of the sexual drive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sexual desire; the sexual instinct; the sex drive.
  • noun (Psychoanalysis) Those desires and instinctual energies which are derived from the id.

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  • noun common usage Sexual urges or drives.
  • noun psychology Drives or mental energies related or based on sexual instincts but not necessarily sexual in and of themselves.

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  • noun (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin libīdō, desire; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin libīdō ("lust, desire"). Used originally in psychoanalytic contexts.

Examples

  • Libido libido libido~ (at least that's what I hear Kemeko sing in the ED lol)

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  • There are other factors…what we call libido, which is the drive behind every neurosis; psychoanalysis cannot influence that because it has an organic background.

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Related to the Latin word libido, desire, and the German liebe, beloved, the term “belief” in English originally meant trust, commitment, engagement, what you love and prize.

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  • Related to the Latin word libido, desire, and the German liebe, beloved, the term "belief" in English originally meant trust, commitment, engagement, what you love and prize.

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  • The opposite of an amped libido is a libido unplugged.

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  • Just last month, a full 14 months since my last period, I had a miserable 3-4 weeks of bloating, breast tenderness, crankiness and a 5 pound weight gain, along with a pleasant little blip in libido, followed by a whopping migraine the likes of which I had not had for months, followed by a week long episode of vaginal bleeding.

    Menopause Defined

  • I do still have the inclination to have sex (libido is a mental state).

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • If you libido is impacted, perhaps you also had an oophorectomy - removal of the varies - if that is the case, you can consider hormone replacement.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • A stronger determinant of libido is overall well-being and the level of emotional interest (or lack thereof). posted by sydney on

    Medpundit

  • A stronger determinant of libido is overall well-being and the level of emotional interest (or lack thereof). posted by sydney on

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