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catastrophize

[kuh-tas-truh-fahyz]
verb (used with or without object), ca·tas·tro·phized, ca·tas·tro·phiz·ing.
  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.
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Origin of catastrophize

First recorded in 1960–1965;catastroph(e) + -ize
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