Meaning of “hypochondria” in the English Dictionary

"hypochondria" in British English

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hypochondrianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.pəˈkɒn.dri.ə/ us /ˌhaɪ.poʊˈkɑːn.dri.ə/

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 /ˌhaɪ.pəˈkɒn.dri.æk/ us /ˌhaɪ.poʊˈkɑːn.dri.æk/

She's a terrible hypochondriac - she's always at the doctor's.
hypochondriac
adjective uk us

(Definition of “hypochondria” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hypochondrianoun [ U ]

us /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈkɑn·dri·ə/
hypochondriac
noun [ C ] us /ˌhɑɪ·pəˈkɑn·driˌæk/

Elderly hypochondriacs were generally complainers in their youth.

(Definition of “hypochondria” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)