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Related / Similar Words: defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence reaction, defense, defence

 

Definition:
  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires;

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    Hyponyms: compensation, conversion, denial, displacement, idealization, idealisation, intellectualization, intellectualisation, isolation, projection, rationalization, rationalisation, reaction formation, regression, repression

     

     
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