decondition

[dee-kuh n-dish-uh n]
verb (used with object)
  1. to diminish the physical strength, stamina, or vitality of; weaken.
  2. to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of.

Origin of decondition

First recorded in 1935–40; de- + condition
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Historical Examples of decondition

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

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    Miriam Allen deFord