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obsessive-compulsive disorder[əb¦ses·iv kəm′pəl·siv dis‚ȯrd·ər]
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent, unwanted, and unpleasant thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive, purposeful, ritualistic behaviors that the person feels driven to perform (compulsions). Abbreviated OCD.