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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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