obsessive-compulsive

adjective ob·ses·sive-com·pul·sive \ äb-ˈse-siv-kəm-ˈpəl-siv , əb- \

Definition of obsessive-compulsive

: relating to or characterized by recurring obsessions and compulsions especially as symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • an obsessive-compulsive personality
  • obsessive-compulsive behavior

obsessive-compulsive

noun

First Known Use of obsessive-compulsive

1927

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OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

obsessive-compulsive

Definition of obsessive-compulsive for English Language Learners

  • psychology : relating to or having a mental illness that involves repeating actions or thinking about certain things too much


Medical Dictionary

1

obsessive-compulsive

adjective

medical Definition of obsessive-compulsive

: relating to or characterized by recurring obsessions and compulsions especially as symptoms of an obsessive-compulsive disorder

2

obsessive-compulsive

noun

medical Definition of obsessive-compulsive

: an individual affected with an obsessive-compulsive disorder


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