[ uh b-ses-iv ]
/ əbˈsɛs ɪv /
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OTHER WORDS FROM obsessive
ob·ses·sive·ly, adverbob·ses·sive·ness, nounnon·ob·ses·sive, adjectivenon·ob·ses·sive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for obsessiveness
/ (əbˈsɛsɪv) /
psychiatry motivated by a persistent overriding idea or impulse, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing
psychiatry a person subject to obsession
a person who is continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing
Derived forms of obsessiveobsessively, adverbobsessiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for obsessiveness
[ əb-sĕs′ĭv, ŏb- ]
Of, characteristic of, or causing an obsession.
Other words from obsessiveob•ses′sive n.
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