derealization

noun de·re·al·i·za·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌrē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

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

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derealization

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

medical Definition of derealization

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

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