depersonalization

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

Definition of depersonalization

1 a : an act or process of depersonalizing
b : the quality or state of being depersonalized
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 play \(ˌ)dē-ˌpər-snə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌpərs-ᵊn-ə-lə-\

medical Definition of depersonalization

: 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 play \(ˈ)dē-ˈpər-snə-ˌlīz, -ˈpərs-ᵊn-ə-\ transitive verb depersonalized or British depersonalised; depersonalizing or British depersonalising

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