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somatize

verb so·ma·tize

Medical Definition of somatize

so·ma·tized or chiefly British so·ma·tisedso·ma·tiz·ing or chiefly British so·ma·tis·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to express (as psychological conflicts) through somatic symptoms <somatized anxieties>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to express psychological conflicts through somatic symptoms <some people somatize — they have all kinds of body aches and pains that their doctors can't explain—Roger Callahan et al>



Variants of somatize

or chiefly British so·ma·tise \ˈsō-mə-ˌtīz\play

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