Meaning of “psychosomatic” in the English Dictionary

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"psychosomatic" in British English

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psychosomaticadjective

uk /ˌsaɪ.kəʊ.səˈmæt.ɪk/ us /ˌsaɪ.koʊ.soʊˈmæt̬.ɪk/

(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)

"psychosomatic" in American English

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psychosomaticadjective

us /ˌsɑɪ·koʊ·səˈmæt̬·ɪk/

relating to a physical problem caused by emotional anxiety and not by illness, infection, or injury:

The doctor thinks Leo’s symptoms are psychosomatic.

(Definition of “psychosomatic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)