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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.

ob·ses′sive-com·pul′sive adj.
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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.
2. a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obsessive-compulsive - a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis
Adj.1.obsessive-compulsive - characterized by obsessions and compulsions; "obsessive-compulsive neurosis"
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
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a. trastorno neurótico obsesivo-compulsivo con repetición morbosa de acciones como desahogo de tensiones y ansiedades.
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adj obsesivo-compulsivo
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