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body dysmorphic disorder

[ bod-ee dis-mawr-fik dis-awr-der ]
/ ˈbɒd i dɪsˈmɔr fɪk dɪsˌɔr dər /
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noun
a mental disorder characterized by distorted body image and obsessions about perceived physical shortcomings. Abbreviation: BDD
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Also called bod·y dys·mor·phi·a [bod-ee dis-mawr-fee-uh] /ˈbɒd i dɪsˈmɔr fi ə/ .

Origin of body dysmorphic disorder

First recorded in 1985–90; dys- + -morphic

Words nearby body dysmorphic disorder

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British Dictionary definitions for body dysmorphic disorder

body dysmorphic disorder

noun
a psychological disorder characterized by a strong feeling that one's appearance or health would be improved by the removal of a healthy body part
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