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compartmentalization

noun com·part·men·tal·iza·tion
variants: or British compartmentalisation play \kəm-ˌpärt-ˌment-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of compartmentalization

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

compartmentalize

or British compartmentalise play \-ˈment-ᵊl-ˌīz\ transitive verb compartmentalizatized or British compartmentalizatised; compartmentalizatizing or British compartmentalizatising

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