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disinhibition

[dis-in-i-bish-uh n, -in-hi-, dis-in-]
noun
  1. Psychology. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
  2. Chemistry. removal of an inhibitor.
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Origin of disinhibition

First recorded in 1925–30; dis-1 + inhibition
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disinhibition

noun
  1. psychol a temporary loss of inhibition, caused by an outside stimulus such as alcohol or a drug
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Word Origin and History for disinhibition

n.

1927; see dis- + inhibition. From the start it was noted as being, often, "inhibition of an inhibition."

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disinhibition

(dĭs′ĭn-hə-bĭshən, dĭs-ĭn′-)
n.
  1. A loss of inhibition, as through the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  2. A temporary loss of an inhibition caused by an unrelated stimulus, such as a loud noise.
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