obsessive-compulsive disorder Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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obsessive-compulsive disordernoun [C or U]

uk   us   (abbreviation OCD) specialized
a ​mentalillness that ​causes a ​person to do something ​repeatedly for no ​reason
adjective uk   us   /əbˌses.ɪv.kəmˈpʌl.sɪv/
(Definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obsessive-compulsive disorder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫症…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫症…
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