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ob·ses·sive-com·pul·sive disorder(əb-sĕs′ĭv-kəm-pŭl′sĭv, ŏb-)
Abbr. OCD A psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of either obsessions (repeated, unwanted, often distressing thoughts), or compulsions (the feeling of being driven to repeatedly perform certain behaviors or mental activities), or both, with the symptoms being severe enough to impair normal functioning.
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1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by the persistent intrusion of unwanted thoughts accompanied by ritualistic actions, regarded as a form of neurosis.n.
2. a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics.
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|Noun||1.||obsessive-compulsive - a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics|
|Adj.||1.||obsessive-compulsive - characterized by obsessions and compulsions; "obsessive-compulsive neurosis"|
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a. trastorno neurótico obsesivo-compulsivo con repetición morbosa de acciones como desahogo de tensiones y ansiedades.
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