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somatize

verb so·ma·tize
variants: or chiefly British somatise play \ˈsō-mə-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of somatize

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 explain
  • —Roger Callahan et al

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