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somaticize

[suh-mat-uh-sahyz, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˈmæt əˌsaɪz, ˈsoʊ mə tə-/
verb (used with object), somaticized, somaticizing. Psychiatry.
1.
to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms.
Also, especially British, somaticise.
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somatization
[suh-mat-uh-zey-shuh n, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/ (Show IPA),
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Word Origin and History for somatization
n.

1925, in psychology, from somato- "body," + -ization.

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somatization in Medicine

somatization so·ma·ti·za·tion (sō'mə-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
In psychiatry, the conversion of anxiety into physical symptoms.

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