Hoarder Definition

hoarders
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The definition of a hoarder is someone who collects things in their home obsessively, including things that would commonly be thrown away: bags, old food, or broken items.
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Hoarding is a mental illness characterized by the compulsive need to purchase or acquire items from various sources and to keep them even when they are no longer useful.
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The cause of hoarding is unknown.
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Hoarding and the resulting clutter often interferes with everyday life and activities.
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Animal hoarding can begin innocently with a hoarder wanting to help or rescue stray dogs or cats, and turns into a situation where large numbers of animals are living with inadequate care in unsanitary conditions.
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Other Word Forms of Hoarder

Noun

Singular:
hoarder
Plural:
hoarders

Origin of Hoarder

  • From hoard +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary

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