Pathic meaning

păthĭk
A male who is the passive partner in anal intercourse.
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Feeling or suffering in a (specified) way or because of a (specified) condition.
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Of or relating to a (specified) approach to disease or treatment.
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Pathic is defined as feeling a certain way or having a certain condition.

An example of pathic used as a suffix is empathic, which means having the ability to understand someone else's feelings.

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Origin of pathic

  • see -pathy & -ic

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin pathicus submitting to sexual penetration from Greek pathikos from pathos something endured, suffering kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition