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Defense mechanism   /dɪfˈɛns mˈɛkənˌɪzəm/   Listen
Defense mechanism

noun
1.
(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.  Synonyms: defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense reaction.






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