psychosis

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /saɪˈkəʊsɪs/
  • (US) IPA (key): /saɪˈkoʊsɪs/
  • Hyphenation: psych‧o‧sis

Noun[change]

Singular
psychosis

Plural
psychoses

  1. Psychosis is mental illness that causes imaginary things to seem real. These imaginary things could be delusions (false ideas) or hallucinations (things you might see or hear that are not real).
    His psychosis led him think I had stolen his stomach and hidden it.
    Schizophrenia is a severe form of psychosis.

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