Definition of Psychosis in English :

Define Psychosis in English

Psychosis meaning in English

Meaning of Psychosis in English

Pronunciation of Psychosis in English

Psychosis pronunciation in English

Pronounce Psychosis in English


see synonyms of psychosis


1. psychosis

any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

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see synonyms of psychosis
noun plural -choses (-ˈkəʊsiːz)
any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual's contact with reality becomes highly distorted
Compare neurosis

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see synonyms of psychosis
nounWord forms: plural psyˈchoˌses (saɪˈkoʊˌsiz ; sīkōˈsēzˌ)
a major mental disorder in which the personality is very seriously disorganized and contact with reality is usually impaired: psychoses are of two sorts, a) functional (characterized by lack of apparent organic cause, and principally of the schizophrenic, paranoid, or bipolar type), and b) organic (characterized by a pathological organic condition such as brain damage or disease, metabolic disorders, etc.)

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see synonyms of psychosis
n. pl. psy·cho·ses (-sēz)
An acute or chronic mental state marked by loss of contact with reality, disorganized speech and behavior, and often hallucinations or delusions, seen in certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and other medical disorders.

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