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i•de•al•i•za•tion



Pronunciation: (ī-dē"u-lu-zā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act or process of idealizing something.
2. Psychoanal.a mental mechanism, operating consciously or unconsciously, in which one person overestimates an admired attribute of another.

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