derealization

noun
de·​re·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce derealization (audio) \

Definition of derealization

: a feeling of altered reality (such as that occurring in schizophrenia or in some drug reactions) in which one's surroundings appear unreal or unfamiliar

First Known Use of derealization

1942, in the meaning defined above

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derealization

noun
de·​re·​al·​iza·​tion
variants: or British derealisation \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌrē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​ˌri-​ə-​ How to pronounce derealisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of derealization

: a feeling of altered reality that occurs often in schizophrenia and in some drug reactions

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