Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

secondary gain

noun, Psychiatry.
any advantage, as increased attention, disability benefits, or release from unpleasant responsibilities, obtained as a result of having an illness (distinguished from primary gain). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
secondary gain in Medicine

secondary gain n.
Interpersonal or social advantages gained indirectly from organic illness, such as an increase in attention from others.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for secondary gain

Word Value for secondary

Scrabble Words With Friends