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Definition of psychosomatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    psychosomatic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌsaɪkəʊsəˈmætɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsaɪkoʊsəˈmætɪk//
     
    Mental and emotional problems
     
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  1. 1(of an illness) caused by mental problems, such as stress and worry, rather than physical problems Tests showed that her problems were more than merely psychosomatic. See related entries: Mental and emotional problems
  2. 2(specialist) connected with the relationship between the mind and the body See related entries: Mental and emotional problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: psychosomatic