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Pronunciation:  `hIpu'kândree`ak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
  2. [adj]  suffering from hypochondria

HYPOCHONDRIAC is a 13 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hypochondriacal, neurotic, psychoneurotic
 See Also: patient



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hy`po*chon"dri*ac\, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the
    hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt
    1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac
    2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by hypochondriasis.
    {Hypochondriac region} (Anat.), a region on either side of
       the abdomen beneath the cartilages of the false ribs,
       beside the epigastric, and above the lumbar, region.
  2. \Hy`po*chon"dri*ac\, n.
    A person affected with hypochondriasis.
          He had become an incurable hypochondriac. --Macaulay.
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