obsessive-compulsive


obsessive–compulsive

adjective

psychology : relating to or having a mental illness that involves repeating actions or thinking about certain things too much

Full Definition of OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE

:  relating to, characterized by, or affected with recurring obsessions and compulsions especially as symptoms of a neurotic state <obsessive–compulsive disorder>
obsessive–compulsive noun

First Known Use of OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE

1927

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