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noun [countable]     Oedipus complex pronunciation in American English
/ˈedɪpəs ˌkɑmpleks/    Oedipus complex pronunciation in American English
/ˈidɪpəs ˌkɑmpleks/
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singularOedipus complex
pluralOedipus complexes
  1. an unconscious sexual feeling that a son has toward his mother, at the same time hating his father
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From the Greek story of Oedipus who, without realizing what he was doing, killed his father and married his mother.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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