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[ dee-kuh n-dish-uh n ]
/ ˌdi kənˈdɪʃ ən /

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.

Nearby words

decompress, decompression, decompression chamber, decompression sickness, deconcentrate, decondition, deconflict, decongest, decongestant, decongestive, deconsecrate

Origin of decondition

First recorded in 1935–40; de- + condition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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