situational psychosis

[ sĭch′ōō-āshə-nəl ]

n.

A severe, transitory emotional disorder caused by an extremely distressing event or situation.

Nearby words

  1. situation comedy,
  2. situation ethics,
  3. situation room,
  4. situational,
  5. situational irony,
  6. situationism,
  7. situla,
  8. situs,
  9. situs inversus,
  10. situs picketing


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