[ dee-ree-iz-uhm, dey-rey- ]
/ diˈri ɪz əm, deɪˈreɪ- /
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Origin of dereism
<Latin dē rē, literally, away from the matter + -ism
OTHER WORDS FROM dereismde·re·is·tic, adjectivede·re·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for dereism
[ dē-rē′ĭz′əm, dē′rē- ]
Mental activity that is absorbed in fantasy, lacking any connection to the external world or reality.
Other words from dereismde′re•is′tic adj.
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