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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of catastrophize.
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I also remember how I catastrophized when I was in Kenya four months ago.
LESLIE MARSHALL, RADIO HOST, "THE LESLIE MARSHALL SHOW": I ` m catastrophized (ph).
While he checked my license, I immediately catastrophized: Maybe I'd gotten a parking ticket, someone had taken it off as a prank, I had a warrant, and it was bracelets and backseat-time for me.
Both catastrophized, using words of an unpeaceful mind.