Definitions for obsessive-compulsive

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

obses′sive-compul′sive(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by the persistent intrusion of unwanted thoughts accompanied by ritualistic actions, regarded as a form of neurosis.

    Category: Psychiatry

  2. (n.)a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of obsessive-compulsive:

1925–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsessive-compulsive(adj)

    a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics

  2. obsessive-compulsive(adj)

    characterized by obsessions and compulsions

    "obsessive-compulsive neurosis"

Wiktionary

  1. obsessive-compulsive(Adjective)

    Characterized by obsessions and compulsions, especially by the need to perform repetitive tasks

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