dereism

[ dee-ree-iz-uh m, dey-rey- ]
/ diˈri ɪz əm, deɪˈreɪ- /

noun Psychology.


Nearby words

  1. derecho,
  2. derecognize,
  3. deregister,
  4. deregulate,
  5. deregulation,
  6. derek,
  7. derelict,
  8. dereliction,
  9. derencephaly,
  10. derepress

Origin of dereism

< Latin dē rē, literally, away from the matter + -ism

Related formsde·re·is·tic, adjectivede·re·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Medicine definitions for dereism

dereism

[ dē-rēĭz′əm, dērē- ]

n.

Mental activity that is absorbed in fantasy, lacking any connection to the external world or reality.
Related formsde′re•istic adj.


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