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English definition of “Munchausen's syndrome”

Munchausen's syndrome

noun [singular] uk   /ˈmʌn.tʃaʊ.zənzˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us    /-droʊm/
a mental condition in which someone pretends to be ill or deliberately tries to make themselves ill in order to get attention and treatment from doctors or other medical workers
(Definition of Munchausen's syndrome from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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