compartmentalization

noun
com·​part·​men·​tal·​iza·​tion
variants: or British compartmentalisation \ kəm-​ˌpärt-​ˌment-​ᵊl-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce compartmentalization (audio) \

Medical Definition of compartmentalization

: isolation or splitting off of part of the personality or mind with lack of communication and consistency between the parts

Other Words from compartmentalization

compartmentalize or British compartmentalise \ -​ˈment-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce compartmentalization (audio) \ transitive verb compartmentalized or British compartmentalised; compartmentalizing or British compartmentalising

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“Compartmentalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/compartmentalization. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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