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n 1 a  :  a pathological retreat from objective reality (as in some schizophrenic states)  b  :  social or emotional detachment  2 a  :  the discontinuance of administration or use of a drug  b  :  the syndrome of often painful physical and psychological symptoms that follows discontinuance of an addicting substance <a heroin addict going through >   3  :  COITUS INTERRUPTUS .

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