psychosis

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From psych- +‎ -osis or from Ancient Greek ψύχωσις (psykhosis, animation, principle of life).

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psychosis (plural psychoses)

  1. (psychology) A severe mental disorder, sometimes with physical damage to the brain, marked by a deranged personality and a distorted view of reality.

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