Medical Definition of sympathy
1a: an affinity, association, or relationship between persons or things wherein whatever affects one similarly affects the otherb: mutual or parallel susceptibility or a condition brought about by it
2a: the act or capacity of entering into or sharing the feelings or interests of anotherb: the feeling or mental state brought about by such sensitivity
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