Definition of catastrophize in English:

catastrophize

Line breaks: ca¦tas¦tro|phize
Pronunciation: /kəˈtastrəfʌɪz/

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(also catastrophise)

verb

[no object]
View or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is: traumatic experiences can predispose people to catastrophize

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