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misophonia

[ mees-oh-foh-nee-uh ]
/ mis oʊˈfoʊ ni ə /
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noun
Psychiatry. a condition characterized by extreme sensitivity and reactivity to specific, typically repetitive and relatively soft sounds, as breathing, chewing, swallowing, clicking, etc.:In patients with misophonia, an auditory stimulus provoked an immediate physical reaction, with anger, disgust, and sometimes even impulsive aggression.
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Origin of misophonia

miso- + Greek -phōnia (see -phony); coined by audiologists Pawel J. and Margaret M. Jastreboff in 2001

OTHER WORDS FROM misophonia

mis·o·phon·ic [mees-oh-fon-ik, -foh nik], /mis oʊˈfɒn ɪk, -ˈfoʊ nɪk/, adjective
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