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Nirvana principle Line breaks: Nir|vana prin|ciple

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Definition of Nirvana principle in English:


Yearning for a state of oblivion, as a manifestation of the death instinct.

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Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly