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somatize


somatize

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

Definition of SOMATIZE

transitive verb
:  to express (as psychological conflicts) through somatic symptoms <somatized anxieties>
intransitive verb
:  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

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