obsessive–compulsive

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

Definition of obsessive–compulsive

  1. :  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

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First Known Use of obsessive–compulsive

1927


OBSESSIVE–COMPULSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

obsessive-compulsive

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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

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obsessive–compulsive

adjective ob·ses·sive–com·pul·sive

Medical Definition of obsessive–compulsive

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


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obsessive–compulsive

noun ob·ses·sive–com·pul·sive

Medical Definition of obsessive–compulsive

  1. :  an individual affected with an obsessive-compulsive disorder

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