[ dis-in-i-bish-uh n, -in-hi-, dis-in- ]
/ dɪsˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, -ˌɪn hɪ-, ˌdɪs ɪn- /
Psychology. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
Chemistry. removal of an inhibitor.
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Examples from the Web for disinhibition
The physical closeness and accessibility of food are so important for your feelings of temptation and disinhibition.
He told me, "There is a theme in the literature about disinhibition, a buffered sense of reality."
British Dictionary definitions for disinhibition
/ (ˌdɪsɪnɪˈbɪʃən, -ɪnhɪ-) /
psychol a temporary loss of inhibition, caused by an outside stimulus such as alcohol or a drug
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Medicine definitions for disinhibition
[ dĭs′ĭn-hə-bĭsh′ən, dĭs-ĭn′- ]
A loss of inhibition, as through the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A temporary loss of an inhibition caused by an unrelated stimulus, such as a loud noise.
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