Meaning of “obsessive-compulsive disorder” in the English Dictionary

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obsessive-compulsive disordernoun [ C or U ]

uk /əbˌses.ɪv.kəmˈpʌl.sɪv dɪˌsɔː.dər/ us /əbˌses.ɪv.kəmˈpʌl.sɪv dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ abbreviation OCD specialized

a mental illness that causes a person to do something repeatedly for no reason

adjective us uk /əbˌses.ɪv.kəmˈpʌl.sɪv/

(Definition of “obsessive-compulsive disorder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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