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consciousness-raising

con·scious·ness-rais·ing

consciousness-raising

pronunciation:
kan shs nihs reI zIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in group therapy, a process of increasing one's self-knowledge so as to better achieve one's potential.
definition 2: a process in which people are made more sensitive or aware of others, and thus gain understanding and sympathy for their situation, used in combating discrimination.
derivation: consciousness-raiser (n.)