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Word of the Day – Psychalgia

By October 12, 2021Word of the Day

Psychalgia (noun)

sai-kal-gee-a

(Originally) spiritual or mental pain or suffering (now rare or disused); (later also) pain of psychological rather than physiological origin.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Walkington (c1575–1621), Church of England clergyman and author.

Example sentences

“A case of psychalgia, rather than any life-threatening condition.”

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