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psychasthenia

[ sahy-kuhs-thee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌsaɪ kəsˈθi ni ə /
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noun
Psychiatry. (no longer in technical use) a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc.
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Origin of psychasthenia

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at psych-, asthenia

OTHER WORDS FROM psychasthenia

psy·chas·then·ic [sahy-kuhs-then-ik], /ˌsaɪ kəsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective

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