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decompensate

[dee-kom-puh n-seyt] /diˈkɒm pənˌseɪt/
verb (used without object), decompensated, decompensating.
1.
Psychology. to lose the ability to maintain normal or appropriate psychological defenses, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, or delusions.
Origin
de- + compensate ( def 6 )
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decompensate

v.

1912, probably a back-formation from decompensation. Related: Decompensated; decompensating.

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