depersonalization

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noun de·per·son·al·i·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌpər-snə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌpər-sə-nə-lə-\

Definition of depersonalization

  1. 1a :  an act or process of depersonalizingb :  the quality or state of being depersonalized

  2. 2 :  a psychopathological syndrome characterized by loss of identity and feelings of unreality and strangeness about one's own behavior

First Known Use of depersonalization

1906


Medical Dictionary

depersonalization

noun de·per·son·al·iza·tion
variants: or British

depersonalisation

\(ˌ)dē-ˌpər-snə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌpərs-ən-ə-lə-\play

Medical Definition of depersonalization

  1. :  the act or process of causing or the state resulting from loss of the sense of personal identity; especially :  a psychopathological syndrome characterized by loss of identity and feelings of unreality or strangeness about one's own behavior

depersonalize

or British

depersonalise

\(ˈ)dē-ˈpər-snə-ˌlīz, -ˈpərs-ən-ə-\play transitive verb

depersonalized

or British

depersonalised

;

depersonalizing

or British

depersonalising


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