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- IPA: /ˈpɛdəfaɪl/
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- Hyphenation: pe‧do‧phile
- In general use, a pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to or commits sexual acts against a minor.
- Although in general use pedophile means any adult who is sexually attracted to or has sex with minors, in psychiatry it means more specifically an adult with a mental disorder characterized by his being sexually attracted mostly or only to prepubescent children.