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death wish Tweet Definition of death wish Like Definition of death wish on Facebook
noun
  1. (psychology) A desire, especially subconscious, for the death of oneself or of someone else.
dependence Tweet Definition of dependence Like Definition of dependence on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being dependent, of relying upon another.
He had a deep on her for guidance.
  1. An irresistible physical or psychological need, especially for a chemical substance.
Her on cocaine was her ruination.
depersonalization Tweet Definition of depersonalization Like Definition of depersonalization on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of depersonalizing or the state of being depersonalized
  1. (psychology) the loss of one's sense of personal identity
  2. (psychiatry) A feeling of being unreal, detached or unable to feel emotion
depressed Tweet Definition of depressed Like Definition of depressed on Facebook
adjective
  1. Severely despondent and unhappy.
  2. Suffering from clinical depression.
  3. Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
depression Tweet Definition of depression Like Definition of depression on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, geography) an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
  2. (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
  3. (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
  4. (context, meteorology) an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
  5. (context, economics) a period of major economic contraction
The Great Depression (US history)
  1. (context, biology, physiology) a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation
depressive Tweet Definition of depressive Like Definition of depressive on Facebook
noun
  1. A person suffering from depression.
adjective
  1. Tending to produce depression; dispiriting; melancholy.
  2. Being depressed; dispirited; melancholic.
desensitization Tweet Definition of desensitization Like Definition of desensitization on Facebook
noun
  1. The act or process of desensitize, desensitizing, of dulling or reduce, reducing sensation.
dipsomania Tweet Definition of dipsomania Like Definition of dipsomania on Facebook
noun (no plural)
  1. alcoholism. An elaborate term for an addiction to alcohol.
dipsomaniac Tweet Definition of dipsomaniac Like Definition of dipsomaniac on Facebook
noundispomaniac
  1. a person addicted to alcohol
  2. one who abuses alcohol by drinking to excess
disorient Tweet Definition of disorient Like Definition of disorient on Facebook
verb
  1. To cause to lose orientation or direction.
displacement Tweet Definition of displacement Like Definition of displacement on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. The act of displace, displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
"Unnecessary of funds." -A. Hamilton.
"The of the sun by parallax." -Whewell.
  1. The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
  2. (chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
  3. (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodge, dodging.
  4. (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.
dissociation Tweet Definition of dissociation Like Definition of dissociation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of dissociate, dissociating or disunite, disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
  2. (chemistry) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances.
the of the sulphur molecules
the of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia
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  1. (psychology) A defence mechanism where certain thoughts or mental processes are compartmentalised in order to avoid emotional stress to the conscious mind.
disturbed Tweet Definition of disturbed Like Definition of disturbed on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, disturb)
dyscalculia Tweet Definition of dyscalculia Like Definition of dyscalculia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) Difficulty in solving mathematical problems.
dysmnesia Tweet Definition of dysmnesia Like Definition of dysmnesia on Facebook
noun
  1. poor memory
dysthymia Tweet Definition of dysthymia Like Definition of dysthymia on Facebook
noun
  1. A tendency to be depressed, without hope.
  2. One form of clinical depression, characterized by low-grade depression which lasts at least 2 years.

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