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Definition of "psychosis" []

  • A severe mental disorder, with or without organic damage, characterized by derangement of personality and loss of contact with reality and causing deterioration of normal social functioning. (noun)
  • Any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual's contact with reality becomes highly distorted (noun)

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Use "psychosis" in a sentence
  • "I use the term "social psychosis" because a psychosis is a mental state in which a person shows a diminished or loss of a sense of reality."
  • "They are too weak to admin failure psychologically, and this psychosis is the very doctrine the reichwing lives under."
  • "Being engulfed in psychosis was the best intoxication I ever had."