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obsession

[uhb-sesh-uhn]
noun
1.
the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.
2.
the idea, image, desire, feeling, etc., itself.
3.
the state of being obsessed.
4.
the act of obsessing.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin obsessiōn- (stem of obsessiō) blockade, siege, equivalent to obsess(us) (see obsess) + -iōn- -ion

obsessional, adjective
nonobsession, noun
nonobsessional, adjective
self-obsession, noun
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obsession (əbˈsɛʃən)
 
n
1.  psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
2.  a persistent preoccupation, idea, or feeling
3.  the act of obsessing or the state of being obsessed
 
ob'sessional
 
adj
 
ob'sessionally
 
adv

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obsession
1510s, "action of besieging," from L. obsessionem, noun of action from obsidere (see obsess). Later, "hostile action of an evil spirit" (like possession but without the spirit actually inhabiting the body). Transferred sense of "action of anything which engrosses the mind"
is from 1670s. Psychological sense is from 1901.
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obsession ob·ses·sion (əb-sěsh'ən, ŏb-)
n.

  1. Compulsive preoccupation with an idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.

  2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.


ob·ses'sion·al adj.
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obsession definition


A preoccupation with a feeling or idea. In psychology, an obsession is similar to a compulsion.

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