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(Psychoanalysis) psychol any emotional or mental mechanism that enables a person to avoid acknowledging unpleasant or threatening realities. See also escapism
a means of avoiding an unpleasant life situation, as daydreaming.
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|Noun||1.||escape mechanism - a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities|