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hy·po·chon·dri·ac

 (hī′pə-kŏn′drē-ăk′)
n.
A person affected with hypochondria.
adj.
1. Relating to or affected with hypochondria.
2. Anatomy Relating to or located in the hypochondrium.

hy′po·chon·dri′a·cal (-kŏn-drī′ə-kəl) adj.
hy′po·chon·dri′a·cal·ly adv.
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hypochondriac

(ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndrɪˌæk)
n
(Psychiatry) a person suffering from hypochondria
adj
1. (Psychiatry) relating to or suffering from hypochondria
2. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the hypochondrium
ˌhypochonˈdriacally adv
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hy•po•chon•dri•ac

(ˌhaɪ pəˈkɒn driˌæk)

adj.
1. Also, hy`po•chon•dri′a•cal (-kənˈdraɪ ə kəl) pertaining to, suffering from, or produced by hypochondria.
2. of or pertaining to the hypochondrium.
n.
3. a person suffering from or subject to hypochondria.
[1605–15; < New Latin hypochondriacus < Greek hypochondriakós affected in the upper abdomen. See hypochondria, -ac]
hy`po•chon•dri′a•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypochondriac - a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
Adj.1.hypochondriac - suffering from hypochondria
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
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hypochondriac

noun neurotic, valetudinarian He was dismissed as a hypochondriac - until tests showed he had thyroid cancer.
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Translations
hypokondrinenylävatsa

hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk]
A. ADJhipocondríaco
B. Nhipocondríaco/a m/f
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hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəˈkɒndriæk] nhypocondriaque mf
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hypochondriac

nHypochonder m
adj (also hypochondriacal)hypochondrisch
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hypochondriac

[ˌhaɪpəʊˈkɒndrɪæk] nipocondriaco/a
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hy·po·chon·dri·ac

n., a. hipocondríaco-a, hipocóndrico-a, que cree haber contraido alguna enfermedad cuando goza de salud y se preocupa por ello.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypochondriac

n (ant) hipocondríaco or hipocondriaco -ca mf
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References in classic literature ?
This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.
For me at least--in the circumstances then surrounding me--there arose out of the pure abstractions which the hypochondriac contrived to throw upon his canvas, an intensity of intolerable awe, no shadow of which felt I ever yet in the contemplation of the certainly glowing yet too concrete reveries of Fuseli.
I could not help thinking of the wild ritual of this work, and of its probable influence upon the hypochondriac, when, one evening, having informed me abruptly that the lady Madeline was no more, he stated his intention of preserving her corpse for a fortnight, (previously to its final interment), in one of the numerous vaults within the main walls of the building.
It was, however, the only book immediately at hand; and I indulged a vague hope that the excitement which now agitated the hypochondriac, might find relief (for the history of mental disorder is full of similar anomalies) even in the extremeness of the folly which I should read.
Headly Chivers, and the Countess have conversed with that amiable hypochondriac, Mr.
He was clearly a confirmed hypochondriac, and I was dreamily conscious that he was pouring forth interminable trains of symptoms, and imploring information as to the composition and action of innumerable quack nostrums, some of which he bore about in a leather case in his pocket.
So long as Colin shut himself up in his room and thought only of his fears and weakness and his detestation of people who looked at him and reflected hourly on humps and early death, he was a hysterical half-crazy little hypochondriac who knew nothing of the sunshine and the spring and also did not know that he could get well and could stand upon his feet if he tried to do it.
I wish he would come!" I exclaimed, seized with hypochondriac foreboding.
Why, I know one case in which a hypochondriac, a man of forty, cut the throat of a little boy of eight, because he couldn't endure the jokes he made every day at table!
To do him justice, I believe he thinks me a hypochondriac of the first water; but that young man will go far if he keeps on the wicket.
The Hypochondriac opens at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, on Monday and runs until November 19.
Catherine thought she was becoming a hypochondriac - and her concerns grew when she struggled to become pregnant and then suffered the devastation of a miscarriage.