somaticize

[ suh-mat-uh-sahyz, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˈmæt əˌsaɪz, ˈsoʊ mə tə- /

verb (used with object), so·mat·i·cized, so·mat·i·ciz·ing. Psychiatry.

to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms.

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Also especially British, so·mat·i·cise.

Origin of somaticize

OTHER WORDS FROM somaticize

so·mat·i·za·tion [suh-mat-uh-zey-shuh n, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/, noun
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