[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l or path-uh-loj-ik]
- of or relating to pathology.
- caused by or involving disease; morbid.
- caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition: a pathological hoarder.
- dealing with diseases: a pathological casebook.
Origin of pathological
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Examples from the Web for pathological
Actually some of the Contras whom I knew were the moral equivalent of pathological killers.The CIA’s Wrong: Arming Rebels Works
October 19, 2014
“Such a clandestine and pathological way of drinking increases the chances of becoming an alcoholic exponentially,” says Alireza.Iran’s Drinking Problem
August 16, 2014
Another vital source of evidence is pathological: the condition of the bodies of victims, which will show how they died.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation
July 22, 2014
The situation is pathological, not the people who keep remembering.The Flight 370 Paradox: How Do You Mourn a Missing Person?
March 15, 2014
Relin could not have imagined that this was a man who would later be called a pathological liar.The Death of Co-Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Is Ruled Suicide
December 6, 2012
Accentuated forms of pathological masochism are, however, rare in women.
It can hardly be assumed that all these women have a pathological heredity.
There is a small group of pathological conditions, however, in which this is not the case.The Legacy of Greece
Other methods, however, may supplement the pathological one.Psychotherapy
He liked and admired Sumner, but thought his mind a pathological study.The Education of Henry Adams
less commonly pathologic
- of or relating to pathology
- relating to, involving, or caused by disease
- informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
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Word Origin and History for pathological
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to pathology.
- Relating to or caused by disease.
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