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hypochondria

noun [U] uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˈkɒn.dri.ə/ us    /-poʊˈkɑːn-/
a state in which a person continuously worries about their health without having any reason to do so: I thought the doctor was going to accuse me of hypochondria.
hypochondriac
noun [C] uk   /-æk/ us  
She's a terrible hypochondriac - she's always at the doctor's.
hypochondriac
adjective uk   us  
Translations of “hypochondria”
in Spanish hipocondría…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憂鬱症…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疑病症…
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