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-pathy

noun combining form

Definition of -pathy

  1. 1 :  feeling :  suffering <empathy> :  perception <telepathy>

  2. 2 :  disorder of (such) a part or kind <neuropathy>

  3. 3 :  system of medicine based on (such) a factor <osteopathy>



Origin and Etymology of -pathy

Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos


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