Neurotic
Neurotic Neu*rot"ic, a. [Gr. ney^ron nerve.] 1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease. [1913 Webster]

2. Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to neurosis[2]; characteristic of neurosis[2]; caused by neurosis[2]. [PJC]


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