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Pronunciation: mal'ad-just'ment

Definition: In the mental health care professions, an inability to cope with the problems and challenges of everyday living.

[mal- + adjust, fr. O.Fr. adjuster, fr. L.L. adjuxto, to put close to, + -ment]

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