somatize

verb
so·​ma·​tize
variants: or chiefly British somatise \ ˈsō-​mə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce somatise (audio) \
somatized or chiefly British somatised; somatizing or chiefly British somatising

Medical Definition of somatize

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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