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pathological

[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to pathology.
2.
caused by or involving disease; morbid.
3.
caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition:
a pathological hoarder.
4.
dealing with diseases:
a pathological casebook.
Also, pathologic.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < Greek pathologik(ós) (see pathology, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
pathologically, adverb
nonpathologic, adjective
nonpathological, adjective
nonpathologically, adverb
postpathologic, adjective
postpathological, adjective
semipathologic, adjective
semipathological, adjective
semipathologically, adverb
unpathological, adjective
unpathologically, adverb
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  • The second example, which is pathologically more important, is not subject to any such qualification.
  • Kim was pathologically indifferent to the misery of his people.
  • The difference is that a recession and a depression are pathologically different.
  • As he warns at the outset of their affair, he is self-loathing, joyless and pathologically jealous.
  • We define them pathologically and then look for signs of their pathology.
  • He pathologically turns the interviews into jokes or comedy bits about himself.
British Dictionary definitions for pathologically

pathological

/ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to pathology
2.
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
3.
(informal) compulsively motivated: a pathological liar
Derived Forms
pathologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pathologically

pathological

adj.

1680s, "pertaining to disease," formed in English from pathologic + -al (1). Sense of "worthy to be a subject of pathology, morbid, excessive" (e.g. pathological liar) is attested from 1845. Related: Pathologically.

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pathologically in Medicine

pathological path·o·log·i·cal (pāth'ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or path·o·log·ic (-ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to pathology.

  2. Relating to or caused by disease.


path'o·log'i·cal·ly adv.
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