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Pronunciation: sen′sōr

Definition: In psychoanalytic theory, the psychic barrier that prevents certain unconscious thoughts and wishes from coming to consciousness unless they are so cloaked or disguised as to be unrecognizable.

[L. a judge, critic, fr. censeo, to value, judge]

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