<psychiatry> Rarely used term for a morbid preoccupation with thoughts about cleanliness, exhibited by frequent washing, as seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Origin: L. Ablutio, washing, + G. Mania, insanity

(05 Mar 2000)

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