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(əb-sĕsh′ən, ŏb-)
1. A pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts or urges that recur persistently, 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.
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Adv.1.obsessionally - in a compulsive manner; "he cleaned his shoes compulsively after every walk"
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adv (Psych) (+adj) → zwanghaft, obsessiv; jealouszwanghaft; (+vb) → wie besessen, fanatisch
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