Medical Dictionary

repetition compulsion

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noun rep·e·ti·tion compulsion \ˌrep-ə-ˈtish-ən-\

Medical Definition of repetition compulsion

  1. :  an irresistible tendency to repeat an emotional experience or to return to a previous psychological state


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