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necrophilia Tweet Definition of necrophilia Like Definition of necrophilia on Facebook
noun
  1. pathological attraction to dead bodies.
  2. pathological fascination with death.
necrophobia Tweet Definition of necrophobia Like Definition of necrophobia on Facebook
noun
  1. an abnormal fear of death or corpses
neologism Tweet Definition of neologism Like Definition of neologism on Facebook
noun
  1. A word or phrase which has recently been coined; a new word or phrase.
  2. (uncountable) The act or instance of coining, or uttering a new word.
  3. The newly coined, meaningless words or phrases of someone with a Psychosis, usually Schizophrenia.
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nervous breakdown Tweet Definition of nervous breakdown Like Definition of nervous breakdown on Facebook
noun (plural nervous breakdowns)
  1. an attack of depression or anxiety so severe that it prevents a person from continuing to function normally
    • 1887, George Gissing, Thyrza
    • :There was organic disease, and there was what is vaguely called ; it was too clear that Mr. Newthorpe must count upon very moderate activity either of mind or body henceforth.
    • 1915, P. G. Wodehouse, Something New
    • :...will you kindly think up at your earliest convenience some plan for politely ejecting this Mr Chalmers of yours from our humble home?--because if you don't, I'm going to have a .
neurasthenia Tweet Definition of neurasthenia Like Definition of neurasthenia on Facebook
noun
  1. An ill-defined medical condition characterized by lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance.
neuroleptic Tweet Definition of neuroleptic Like Definition of neuroleptic on Facebook
noun
  1. (pharmacology) An antipsychotic drug.
adjective
  1. (pharmacology) Having antipsychotic properties.
neurosis Tweet Definition of neurosis Like Definition of neurosis on Facebook
noun (neuroses)
  1. (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
    • Usage note: This term is no longer used medically/professionally.
neurotic Tweet Definition of neurotic Like Definition of neurotic on Facebook
noun
  1. A neurotic person
adjective
  1. (obsolete?) Affected with a neurosis
  2. (informal) Over anxious
    • He is getting about time-keeping

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