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psychosis

psy·cho·sis

psychosis

 
 
pronunciation:
saI ko sihs
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: psychoses
definition: serious mental disorder that affects all aspects of the personality and involves withdrawal from reality.
She suffered from a psychosis that caused her to experience hallucinations and exhibit strange behavior.
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derivations: psychotic (adj.), psychotic (n.)
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