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verb [transitive]     depersonalize pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledepersonalizing
past tensedepersonalized
past participledepersonalized
  1. 1
    to do something in a way that does not involve people very much
  2. 2
    to treat people in a way that makes them feel that their feelings and ideas are not important

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     depersonalization pronunciation in British English
/diːˌpɜː(r)s(ə)nəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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