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ob·ses·sion

 (əb-sĕsh′ən, ŏb-)
n.
1. Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.

ob·ses′sion·al adj.
ob·ses′sion·al·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obsessional - characterized by or constituting an obsession; "the obsessional character of his response"; "obsessive gambling"
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
Translations
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obsessional

[əbˈseʃənəl] ADJ [behaviour, love, hatred, thought] → obsesivo
to be obsessional about sthestar obsesionado con algo

obsessional

adj (Psych) behaviour, personalityzwanghaft; love, hatred, jealousyobsessiv

obsess

(əbˈses) verb
to occupy (someone's mind) too much. He is obsessed by the fear of death.
obˈsession (-ʃən) noun
an obsession about motorbikes.
obˈsessional (-ʃə-) adjective
obsessional behaviour.
obˈsessive (-siv) adjective
obsessive about cleanliness.
obˈsessively adverb
obˈsessiveness noun

obsessional

a. obsesivo-a, rel. a una obsesión o causante de ésta.
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