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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.Mental and psychiatric disorders
hypochondriac
noun [C] uk   /-æk/ us  
She's a terrible hypochondriac - she's always at the doctor's.Mental and psychiatric disorders
hypochondriac
adjective uk   us  
Mental and psychiatric disorders
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