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Hypochondriacal

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Hypochondríacal.
Hypochondríack.
adj. [hypocondriaque, French, from hypochondres.]
  1. Melancholy; disordered in the imagination.

    Socrates laid down his life in attestation of that most fundamental truth, the belief of one God; and yet he's not recorded either as fool or hypochondriack. Decay of Piety.

  2. Producing melancholy.

    Cold sweats are many times mortal, and always suspected; as in great fears, and hypochondriacal passions, being a relaxation or forsaking of the spirits. Bacon's Nat. History.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Bacon, Francis (396)

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