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Word of the Day 05/08/16 Somaticize

Somaticize (verb)
somaticize [suh-mat-uh-sahyz, soh-muh-tuh-]


verb (used with object), somaticized, somaticizing. Psychiatry.
1. to convert (anxiety) into physical symptoms.

Also, especially British, somaticise.

Related forms
somatization [suh-mat-uh-zey-shuh n, soh-muh-tuh-], noun

Origin: somatic + -ize

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