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Definition of pathological adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pathological

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌpæθəˈlɑdʒɪkl//
     
     
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  1. 1not reasonable or sensible; impossible to control pathological fear/hatred/violence a pathological liar (= a person who cannot stop telling lies)
  2. 2caused by, or connected with, disease or illness pathological depression
  3. 3(technology) connected with pathology
pathologically
 
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NAmE//ˌpæθəˈlɑdʒɪkli//
 
adverb pathologically jealous
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pathological