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milieu

Pronunciation: mel-yu'

Definition:

  1. Surroundings; environment.
  2. In psychiatry, the social setting of the mental patient, the family setting or a hospital unit.

[Fr. mi, fr. L. medius, middle, + lieu, fr. L. locus, place]

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