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Definition of "hypochondriac" []

  • A person affected with hypochondria. (noun)
  • Relating to or affected with hypochondria. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Relating to or located in the hypochondrium. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypochondriac" in a sentence
  • "Even the worst hypochondriac is limited (by time if nothing) in how many healthcare dollars he can suck up."
  • "And David in Denton, Texas: "I made fun of all of those I referred to as hypochondriac, you know, always in for checkups."
  • "Note to self: watching House MD cultivates my inner hypochondriac, which is very bad for my sanity."