(psychiatry) an anxiety disorder in which patients are driven to repeat the same act, such as washing their hands, over and over again, usually for many hours OCD
- Obsessive-compulsive neurosis
obsessive-compulsive neurosis n. An anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent and repetitive intrusion of unwanted thoughts, urges, or actions that the individual is unable to prevent.
[uh b-ses] /əbˈsɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to dominate or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of (a person); beset, trouble, or haunt persistently or abnormally: Suspicion obsessed him. verb (used without object) 2. to think about something unceasingly or persistently; dwell upon something. /əbˈsɛs/ verb 1. (transitive; when passive, foll by with or […]
[uh b-sid-ee-uh n] /əbˈsɪd i ən/ noun 1. a volcanic glass similar in composition to granite, usually dark but transparent in thin pieces, and having a good conchoidal fracture. /ɒbˈsɪdɪən/ noun 1. a dark volcanic glass formed by very rapid solidification of lava Also called Iceland agate n. “dark, hard volcanic rock,” 1650s, from Latin […]
[uh b-sid-ee-uh-nl] /əbˈsɪd i ə nl/ noun 1. .