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catastrophize

[kuh-tas-truh-fahyz] /kəˈtæs trəˌfaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), catastrophized, catastrophizing.
1.
to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe:
Stop catastrophizing and get on with your life! She tends to catastrophize her symptoms.
Origin of catastrophize
1960-1965
1960-1965;catastroph(e) + -ize
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