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Pronunciation: sim'pa-thet'ik


  1. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy.
  2. Denoting the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.

Synonym(s): sympathic

[G. sympathetikos, fr. sympatheo, to feel with, sympathize, fr. syn, with, + pathos, suffering]

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