catastrophization

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

catastrophize +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

catastrophization (usually uncountable, plural catastrophizations)

  1. The act or process of catastrophizing.
    • 2008 April 6, Kate Zernike, “Pamperers”, in New York Times[1]:
      Paul tries to lead us out of the catastrophization of childhood but too often plays right into it.