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maladaptation

[mal-ad-uh p-tey-shuh n] /ˌmæl æd əpˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation.
Origin of maladaptation
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; mal- + adaptation
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n.

1829, from mal- + adaptation.

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