defusion

[dee-fyoo-zhuh n]

noun Psychoanalysis.

separation of the life instinct from the death instinct, a process often accompanying maturity.

Nearby words

  1. deftly,
  2. defunct,
  3. defunctive,
  4. defund,
  5. defuse,
  6. defuze,
  7. defy,
  8. deg,
  9. deg.,
  10. degame

Origin of defusion

First recorded in 1925–30; de- + fusion

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