Simple Definition of psychosomatic
: caused by mental or emotional problems rather than by physical illness
Full Definition of psychosomatic
1 : of, relating to, concerned with, or involving both mind and body <the psychosomatic nature of man — Herbert Ratner>
2 : of, relating to, involving, or concerned with bodily symptoms caused by mental or emotional disturbance <psychosomatic symptoms> <psychosomatic medicine>
Examples of psychosomatic
The doctor told her that her stomach problems were psychosomatic.
Origin of psychosomatic
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1863
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