fugue: an altered state of consciousness in which what is happening now is unrelated to, or dissociated from what had happened then, in the preceding phase of existence; as for example in the alternating manifestations of dual or multiple personality [from Latin, fuga, a flight]. A state of dissociation, which subsequently may be followed by an amnesia for events which occurred during the state of dissociation. See also multiple personality;schizophrenia.

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