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nihilism

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noun ni·hi·lism \ˈnī-(h)ə-ˌliz-əm, ˈnē-\

Medical Definition of nihilism

  1. 1:  nihilistic delusion

  2. 2:  skepticism as to the value of a drug or method of treatment

  3. ni·hi·lis·tic \ˌnī-(h)ə-ˈlis-tik, ˌnē-\play adjective





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