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catastrophize

[kuh-tas-truh-fahyz] /kəˈtæs trəˌfaɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), catastrophized, catastrophizing.
1.
to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe:
Stop catastrophizing and get on with your life! She tends to catastrophize her symptoms.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-1965;catastroph(e) + -ize
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