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Defense reaction   /dɪfˈɛns riˈækʃən/   Listen
Defense reaction

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






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Words linked to "Defense reaction" :   isolation, reaction formation, projection, rationalisation, repression, defence mechanism, intellectualization, intellectualisation, regression, defense, unconscious process, conversion, idealisation, idealization, psychological medicine, process, psychoanalytic process, displacement, psychopathology, denial, defence, compensation, rationalization, psychiatry



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