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dereism

noun de·re·ism \ ˈdē-rē-ˌiz-əm , ˈdā-rā-; dē-ˈrē-iz-əm , dā-ˈrā- \

medical Definition of dereism

: thinking directed away from reality and not following ordinary rules of logic

dereistic

play \ˌdē-(ˌ)rē-ˈis-tik, ˌdā-(ˌ)rā-\ adjective

dereistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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