Munchausen's syndrome Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Munchausen's syndromenoun [S]

uk   /ˈmʌn.tʃaʊ.zənzˌsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /-droʊm/
a ​mentalcondition in which someone ​pretends to be ​ill or ​deliberatelytries to make themselves ​ill in ​order to get ​attention and ​treatment from ​doctors or other ​medicalworkers
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