psychasthenia

noun

psych·​as·​the·​nia ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce psychasthenia (audio)
: a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational
psychasthenic adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psychasthenia was in 1900

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“Psychasthenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychasthenia. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychasthenia

noun
psych·​as·​the·​nia ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce psychasthenia (audio)
: a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational
psychasthenic adjective
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