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hypochondriasis


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypochondriasis  \Hy`po*chon"dri*a*sis\,  n.  [NL.  So  named  because 
  supposed  to  have  its  seat  in  the  hypochondriac  regions.  See 
  {Hypochondriac},  {Hypochondrium},  and  cf  {Hyp},  1st  {Hypo}.] 
  (Med.) 
  A  mental  disorder  in  which  melancholy  and  gloomy  views 
  torment  the  affected  person,  particularly  concerning  his  own 
  health. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypochondriasis 
  n  :  chronic  and  abnormal  anxiety  about  imaginary  symptoms  and 
  ailments  [syn:  {hypochondria}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HYPOCHONDRIASIS,  n.  Depression  of  one's  own  spirits. 
 
  Some  heaps  of  trash  upon  a  vacant  lot 
  Where  long  the  village  rubbish  had  been  shot 
  Displayed  a  sign  among  the  stuff  and  stumps  -- 
  "Hypochondriasis."  It  meant  The  Dumps. 
  Bogul  S.  Purvy 
 
 




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