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psychosisnoun [C or U]

uk   /saɪˈkəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈkoʊ-/ (plural psychoses )
any of a ​number of the more ​severementaldiseases that make someone ​believe things that are not ​real: She ​fell into a drug-induced psychosis.
(Definition of psychosis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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psychosisnoun [C/U]

 us   /sɑɪˈkoʊ·sɪs/ (plural psychoses  /sɑɪˈkoʊˌsiz/ ) medical
a ​severementalillness
psychotic
adjective  us   /sɑɪˈkɑt̬·ɪk/
medical psychotic ​delusions
(Definition of psychosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “psychosis”
in Vietnamese bệnh rối loạn tâm thần…
in Malaysian psikosis…
in Thai โรคจิต…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神病,精神变态…
in Turkish gerçek olmayan şeylere inanmasına sebep olan ruhsal hastalık, psikoz…
in Russian психоз…
in Indonesian psikosis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神病,精神變態…
in Polish psychoza…
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