obsessive-compulsive disorder Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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

"obsessive-compulsive disorder" in British English

See all translations

obsessive-compulsive disordernoun [C or U]

uk   us   (abbreviation OCD) specialized
a ​mentalillness that ​causes a ​person to do something ​repeatedly for no ​reason
obsessive-compulsive
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…
What is the pronunciation of obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“obsessive-compulsive disorder” in British English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More