Definition of hypochondriac in English:


Syllabification: hy·po·chon·dri·ac
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˈkändrēˌak



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  • another term for hypochondriacal.
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    • It eliminates hypochondriac pain and relieves stagnated anger.


late 16th century: coined in French from Greek hupokhondriakos, from hupokhondria (see hypochondria).

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