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Definition of Mourning

Mourning: The process by which people adapt to a loss as, for example, the death of someone near and dear. Mourning is influenced by cultural customs, rituals, and society's rules for coping with loss.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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