- * * *1. A person with a somatic overconcern, including morbid attention to the details of bodily functioning and exaggeration of any symptoms no matter how insignificant. 2. A person manifesting hypochondriasis. 3. Beneath the ribs; relating to the hypochondrium.
* * *hy·po·chon·dri·ac -drē-.ak adj1) HYPOCHONDRIACAL2 a) situated below the costal cartilagesb) of, relating to, or being the two abdominal regions lying on either side of the epigastric region and above the lumbar regionshypochondriac n an individual affected with hypochondria or hypochondriasis <a person can be said to be a \hypochondriac when his or her preoccupation with health or disease is so intense that it disrupts normal living habits (People)>
* * *hy·po·chon·dri·ac (hi″po-konґdre-ak) 1. pertaining to the hypochondrium. 2. pertaining to hypochondriasis. 3. a person affected with hypochondriasis.
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Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, a. [Gr. ? affocated in the hypochondrium: cf. F. hypocondriaque, formerly spelt hypochondriaque.] 1. Of or pertaining to hypochondria, or the hypochondriac regions. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected, characterized, or produced, by… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Hypochondriac — Hy po*chon dri*ac, n. A person affected with hypochondria. [1913 Webster] He had become an incurable hypochondriac. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hypochondriac — [adj] neurotic health obsessed, hypochondriacal, hypochondric, imagining, preoccupied with health, valetudinarian; concept 403 hypochondriac [n] neurotic hypochrondriast, valetudinarian; concept 316 … New thesaurus
hypochondriac — (adj.) 1590s, pertaining to the hypochondria, also afflicted with melancholy, from Fr. hypocondriaque (16c.), from M.L. hypochondriacus, from Gk. hypokhondriakos pertaining to the upper abdomen, from hypokhondria (see HYPOCHONDRIA (Cf.… … Etymology dictionary
hypochondriac — *melancholic, melancholy, atrabilious … New Dictionary of Synonyms
hypochondriac — ► NOUN ▪ a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. ► ADJECTIVE (also hypochondriacal) ▪ related to or affected by hypochondria … English terms dictionary
hypochondriac — [hī΄pə kän′drē ak΄] adj. [Fr hypocondriaque < Gr hypochondriacus] 1. designating or of the region of the hypochondrium 2. of or having hypochondria n. a person who has hypochondria hypochondriacal [hī΄pəkän drī′ə kəl; kī΄pəkəndrī′ə kə l] adj.… … English World dictionary
hypochondriac — UK [ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk] / US [ˌhaɪpoʊˈkɑndrɪˌæk] noun [countable] Word forms hypochondriac : singular hypochondriac plural hypochondriacs a person who worries a lot about their health and thinks that they are ill when they are not … English dictionary
hypochondriac — hy|po|chon|dri|ac [ˌhaıpəˈkɔndriæk US ˈka:n ] n someone who always worries about their health and thinks they may be ill, even when they are really not ill >hypochondriac adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
hypochondriac — [[t]ha͟ɪpəkɒ̱ndriæk[/t]] hypochondriacs N COUNT A hypochondriac is a person who continually worries about their health, although there is nothing physically wrong with them … English dictionary