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neurosis

neu·ro·sis

neurosis

pronunciation:
n ro sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: neuroses
definition: any of several functional disorders of the mind that are apparently not caused by any injury to the brain and are manifested by depression, phobias, compulsions, and the like.
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The word neurosis contains the following parts:
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).