psychosomatic


psy·cho·so·mat·ic

adjective \-sə-ˈma-tik\

: 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>
psy·cho·so·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PSYCHOSOMATIC

  1. The doctor told her that her stomach problems were psychosomatic.

Origin of PSYCHOSOMATIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1863

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