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[dee-ree-iz-uh m, dey-rey-] /diˈri ɪz əm, deɪˈreɪ-/
noun, Psychology.
Origin of dereism
< Latin dē rē, literally, away from the matter + -ism
Related forms
dereistic, adjective
dereistically, adverb Unabridged
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dereism in Medicine

dereism de·re·ism (dē-rē'ĭz'əm, dē'rē-)
Mental activity that is absorbed in fantasy, lacking any connection to the external world or reality.

de're·is'tic adj.
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