psychasthenia

noun
psych·​as·​the·​nia | \ ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce psychasthenia (audio) \

Definition of psychasthenia

: a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational

Other Words from psychasthenia

psychasthenic \ ˌsī-​kəs-​ˈthe-​nik How to pronounce psychasthenic (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of psychasthenia

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychasthenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychasthenia. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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psychasthenia

noun
psych·​as·​the·​nia | \ ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce psychasthenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychasthenia

: a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational

Other Words from psychasthenia

psychasthenic \ -​ˈthen-​ik How to pronounce psychasthenic (audio) \ adjective

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