verb (used with or without object), ca·tas·tro·phized, ca·tas·tro·phiz·ing.
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.
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- catastrophe theory,
- catastrophic reaction,
- catatonic rigidity,
- catatonic schizophrenia,
Origin of catastrophize
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