an extreme preoccupancy with illness, filth, bacteria, soil, waste, phlegm, and more, based upon a feeling that the world is gross, decomposing, and slowly approaching death. In severe instances, it is though of as a sign of schizophrenic disorder.

CONTAMINATION OBSESSION: "The psychiatrist was highly concerned about the possibility of an underlying schizophrenic condition whenever Angel spoke of her contamination obsession."
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