Medical Dictionary


noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpiz-əm\

Medical Definition of ESCAPISM

:  habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine
es·cap·ist \-pəst\ adjective or noun


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