psychosis

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noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of psychosis

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psychoses

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  1. :  fundamental derangement of the mind (as in schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality especially as evidenced by delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized speech and behavior

Examples of psychosis in a sentence

  1. The patient suffers from some kind of psychosis.

Origin and Etymology of psychosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1847


PSYCHOSIS Defined for English Language Learners

psychosis

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noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of psychosis for English Language Learners

  • : a very serious mental illness that makes you behave strangely or believe things that are not true


Medical Dictionary

psychosis

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noun psy·cho·sis \sī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of psychosis

plural

psychoses

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  1. :  a serious mental illness (as schizophrenia) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality often with hallucinations or delusions


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