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"psychosomatic" in British English

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psychosomaticadjective

uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəʊ.səˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-koʊ.soʊˈmæt̬-/
(of an ​illness) ​caused by anxiety and ​worry and not by an ​infection or ​injury: a psychosomatic ​illness
(Definition of psychosomatic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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psychosomaticadjective

 us   /ˌsɑɪ·koʊ·səˈmæt̬·ɪk/
relating to a ​physicalproblem caused by ​emotionalanxiety and not by ​illness, ​infection, or ​injury: The ​doctorthinks Leo’s ​symptoms are psychosomatic.
(Definition of psychosomatic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “psychosomatic”
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病)由心理焦虑引起的,心身的,身心的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病)由心理焦慮引起的,心身的,身心的…
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