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pathological

adjective uk   /ˌpæθ.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/

pathological adjective (NOT CONTROLLED)

informal (of a person) unable to control part of their behaviour; unreasonable: I've got a pathological fear of heights. Anthony's a pathological liar.

pathological adjective (DISEASE)

relating to or caused by a disease: a pathological condition/complaint
pathologically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
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