Pathological meaning

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The definition of pathological is someone obsessive or something done obsessively, or it is something related to a disease.

An example of something that would be described as pathological is pathological gambling which is gambling obsessively until you lose your entire life savings.

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Relating to or caused by disease.
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Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive.

A pathological liar.

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Governed by a compulsion; compulsive.

A pathological liar.

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Due to or involving disease.
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(medicine) Relating to, amounting to, causing, or caused by a physical or mental disorder.
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Of or relating to pathology.
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Relating to or caused by disease.
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Of pathology; of or concerned with diseases.
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Of or relating to pathology.
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(medicine) Pertaining to pathology.
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(mathematics) Having properties which are counterintuitive or difficult to handle.
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(computer science) Having properties that cause unusually bad behaviour, especially regarding correctness or performance.
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Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive.

A pathological liar.

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Origin of pathological