Medical Dictionary

somatize

verb so·ma·tize
variants: or chiefly British

somatise

\ˈsō-mə-ˌtīz\play

Medical Definition of somatize

somatized

or chiefly British

somatised

;

somatizing

or chiefly British

somatising

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. intransitive verb

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


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