Definition of "defence reaction" [defence reaction]
(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "defence reaction" in a sentence
"I am very grateful for Dr. Allen's approval of this way of putting things because perhaps it is a defence reaction on my own part that occasionally I feel it necessary to report things I have seen with my own eyes and really experienced, instead of following my natural tendency to go off into vague philosophizing."