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depersonalization

[ dee-pur-suh-nl-uh-zey-shuhn ]
/ diˌpɜr sə nl əˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of depersonalizing.
the state of being depersonalized.
Psychiatry. a state in which one no longer perceives the reality of one's self or one's environment.

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Origin of depersonalization

First recorded in 1905–10; depersonalize + -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for depersonalization

depersonalization

depersonalisation

/ (dɪˌpɜːsnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of depersonalizing
psychiatry an abnormal state of consciousness in which the subject feels unreal and detached from himself and the world
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Medical definitions for depersonalization

depersonalization
[ dē-pûr′sə-nə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized by feelings that one's actions and speech cannot be controlled.
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