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littlepuppet-blog  asked:

Is there a word for the .. phenomena, when a word you've written or read many times before suddenly looks foreign, or unnatural, like you've never seen it before?

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SEMANTIC SATIATION

[noun]

also known as semantic saturation; a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who can only process the speech as repeated meaningless sounds.

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