,hy·po'chon·dri·ac || ‚haɪpəkɑndrɪæk /-'kɒn- n. one who is obsessively concerned about his health and is constantly worried that he has contracted some illness (Psychiatry) adj. of or pertaining to hypochondria; caused by hypochondria; suffering from hypochondria (obsessive preoccupation with one's health)

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  • Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque.] 1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, n. A person affected with hypochondria. [1913 Webster] He had become an incurable hypochondriac. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypochondriac — [adj] neurotic health obsessed, hypochondriacal, hypochondric, imagining, preoccupied with health, valetudinarian; concept 403 hypochondriac [n] neurotic hypochrondriast, valetudinarian; concept 316 …   New thesaurus

  • hypochondriac — (adj.) 1590s, pertaining to the hypochondria, also afflicted with melancholy, from Fr. hypocondriaque (16c.), from M.L. hypochondriacus, from Gk. hypokhondriakos pertaining to the upper abdomen, from hypokhondria (see HYPOCHONDRIA (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • hypochondriac — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. ► ADJECTIVE (also hypochondriacal) ▪ related to or affected by hypochondria …   English terms dictionary

  • hypochondriac — [hī΄pə kän′drē ak΄] adj. [Fr hypocondriaque < Gr hypochondriacus] 1. designating or of the region of the hypochondrium 2. of or having hypochondria n. a person who has hypochondria hypochondriacal [hī΄pəkän drī′ə kəl; kī΄pəkəndrī′ə kə l] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypochondriac — A person who has hypochondriasis, a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the interpretation of normal body sensations (such as sweating) or minor abnormalities (such as minor aches and pains) as portending problems of …   Medical dictionary

  • hypochondriac — UK [ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk] / US [ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑndrɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms hypochondriac : singular hypochondriac plural hypochondriacs a person who worries a lot about their health and thinks that they are ill when they are not …   English dictionary

  • hypochondriac — hy|po|chon|dri|ac [ˌhaıpəˈkɔndriæk US ˈka:n ] n someone who always worries about their health and thinks they may be ill, even when they are really not ill >hypochondriac adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hypochondriac — [[t]ha͟ɪpəkɒ̱ndriæk[/t]] hypochondriacs N COUNT A hypochondriac is a person who continually worries about their health, although there is nothing physically wrong with them …   English dictionary

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