Meaning of “Munchausen's syndrome” in the English Dictionary

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"Munchausen's syndrome" in British English

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Munchausen's syndromenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈmʌn.tʃaʊ.zənz ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us /ˈmʌn.tʃaʊ.zənz ˌsɪn.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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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