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Word of the Day 12/03/18 Catastrophize

Catastrophize (verb)
catastrophize [kuh-tas-truh-fahyz]


verb (used with or without object), ca·tas·tro·phized, ca·tas·tro·phiz·ing.
1. to view or talk about (an event or situation) as worse than it actually is, or as if it were a catastrophe: Stop catastrophizing and get on with your life! She tends to catastrophize her symptoms.


Origin: First recorded in 1960–1965;catastroph(e) + -ize

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