[ dee-ree-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ diˌri ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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an alteration in perception leading to the feeling that the reality of the world has been changed or lost.
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Medical definitions for derealization
[ dē-rē′ə-lĭ-zā′shən ]
The feeling that things in one's surroundings are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia.
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