hairpulling

noun
hair·​pull·​ing | \ -ˌpu̇l-iŋ How to pronounce hairpulling (audio) \

Medical Definition of hairpulling

: the often pathological habit of pulling out one's hair one or a few hairs at a time — compare trichotillomania

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“Hairpulling.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hairpulling. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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