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psychoneurosis

[ sahy-koh-noo-roh-sis, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈroʊ sɪs, -nyʊ- /
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noun, plural psy·cho·neu·ro·ses [sahy-koh-noo-roh-seez, -nyoo-]. /ˌsaɪ koʊ nʊˈroʊ siz, -nyʊ-/.
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Origin of psychoneurosis

First recorded in 1880–85; psycho- + neurosis
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How to use psychoneurosis in a sentence

  • Thus the psychoneurosis is in all its forms, I believe, regarded as a drama of the ego and its inner conflicts.

    The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
  • A very severe psychoneurosis followed, and her children and she were taken over by her parents and cared for.

    The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson

British Dictionary definitions for psychoneurosis

psychoneurosis
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊnjʊˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -roses (-ˈrəʊsiːz)
another word for neurosis

Derived forms of psychoneurosis

psychoneurotic (ˌsaɪkəʊnjʊˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for psychoneurosis

psychoneurosis
[ sī′kō-nu-rōsĭs ]

n. pl. psy•cho•neu•ro•ses (-sēz)
Neurosis.

Other words from psychoneurosis

psy′cho•neu•rotic (-rŏtĭk) adj.
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