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. .
[ob-suh-les] /ˌɒb səˈlɛs/ verb (used without object), obsolesced, obsolescing. 1. to be or become . /ˌɒbsəˈlɛs/ verb 1. (intransitive) to become obsolete v. 1801, from Latin obsolescere “to grow old, wear out, lose value, become obsolete,” inchoative of obsolere “fall into disuse” (see obsolete). Related: Obsolesced; obsolescing.