Definition of scotomization in US English:

scotomization

(also scotomisation)

noun

Psychology
  • The avoidance or denial of an undesirable reality through the creation of a mental ‘blind spot’.

Origin

1920s. From French scotomisation from scotome + -isation.

Pronunciation

scotomization

/ˌskəʊtəmʌɪˈzeɪʃn/