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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis.

Usage examples (38)
  • The term psychosomatic was coined in 1860 to define a disorder having physical symptoms, but originating from mental or emotional causes.
  • As a theorist of 'sympathy' and 'vitalism', he propounded what would now be described as a psychosomatic theory of illness.
  • The above is all wholly inconsistent with a disease processes considered "psychosomatic".
  • But it was Coleridge who actually coined the term "psychosomatic" to describe those places where matter and minds meet. for more
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