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somaticize

[suh-mat-uh-sahyz, soh-muh-tuh-]
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verb (used with object), so·mat·i·cized, so·mat·i·ciz·ing. Psychiatry.
  1. to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms.
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Also especially British, so·mat·i·cise.

Origin of somaticize

Related formsso·mat·i·za·tion [suh-mat-uh-zey-shuh n, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/, noun
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Word Origin and History for somatization

n.

1925, in psychology, from somato- "body," + -ization.

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somatization in Medicine

somatization

(sō′mə-tĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. In psychiatry, the conversion of anxiety into physical symptoms.
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