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- noun Same as
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- noun (Med.), rare Hypochondriasis.
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- noun medicine
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"Tell them, then, madam, if you please, that I have gained such a conquest over what Mr. Walsingham calls my hypochondriacism, that I am determined, at whatever risk, to stay another year in Old England, and that I hope to be present at both their weddings."
a charge of "hypochondriacism" which he supposed to have been brought against him by his assailant, Mr. Gilchrist, the noble writer thus proceeds: --
Second, there is a special form of worry called by the old authors hypochondriacism, which essentially is fear about one's own health.
By degrees the fits of her disorder became less frequent, the ministration of her tormentors less necessary, and in time the habits of hypochondriacism were so often interrupted, and such a new series of ideas was introduced into her mind, that she recovered perfect health, and preserved to the end of her life sincere gratitude for her adventurous physician. '
Employed with great efficacy in Brazil against hypochondriacism.
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Mrs. Lyddell's condition was still unsatisfactory, and she seemed to be settling into a confirmed state of ill health, and almost of hypochondriacism.
I am beginning to hope that there is much hypochondriacism in his condition, and that this may pass away with his despondency.
The grand grievance to which he perpetually returns is a charge of “hypochondriacism,” asserted or insinuated in the Quarterly.
In reference to some complaints made by Mr. Bowles, in his Pamphlet, of a charge of “hypochondriacism” which he supposed to have been brought against him by his assailant, Mr. Gilchrist, the noble writer thus proceeds: ” “I cannot conceive a man in perfect health being much affected by such a charge, because his complexion and conduct must amply refute it.
After which the pacha, who felt the loss of his evening's amusement, became first puzzled how to pass away his time; then he changed to hypochondriacism, and finally became so irritable, that even Mustapha himself, at times, approached him with some degree of awe.