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hypochondriac

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adjective hy·po·chon·dri·ac \-drē-ˌak\

Definition of hypochondriac

  1. 1 :  hypochondriacal

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the two regions of the abdomen lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the lumbar regions



Origin of hypochondriac

French hypochondriaque, from Greek hypochondriakos, from hypochondria


First Known Use: 1599


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hypochondriac

noun hy·po·chon·dri·ac

Simple Definition of hypochondriac

  • : a person who is often or always worried about being ill

Full Definition of hypochondriac

  1. :  one affected by hypochondria

Examples of hypochondriac

  1. My brother is a real hypochondriac. Every time he reads about some new disease, he thinks he has it.



1639

First Known Use of hypochondriac

1639



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