somatize

verb

so·​ma·​tize
variants or chiefly British somatise
somatized or chiefly British somatised; somatizing or chiefly British somatising

transitive verb

: to express (as psychological conflicts) through somatic symptoms
somatized anxieties

intransitive verb

: to express psychological conflicts through somatic symptoms
some people somatize—they have all kinds of body aches and pains that their doctors can't explainRoger Callahan et al.

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“Somatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/somatize. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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