|adj. [hypocondriaque, French, from hypochondres.]|
- 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.
- 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.