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decondition

[ dee-kuhn-dish-uhn ]
/ ˌdi kənˈdɪʃ ən /
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verb (used with object)

to diminish the physical strength, stamina, or vitality of; weaken.
to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of.

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Origin of decondition

First recorded in 1935–40; de- + condition
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Example sentences from the Web for decondition

  • It might have been tougher for him 200 years ago, when they hadn't learned to decondition children early from parental fixations.

    One Way|Miriam Allen deFord
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