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disinhibition

[ dis-in-i-bish-uhn, -in-hi-, dis-in- ]
/ dɪsˌɪn ɪˈbɪʃ ən, -ˌɪn hɪ-, ˌdɪs ɪn- /
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noun
Psychology. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
Chemistry. removal of an inhibitor.
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Origin of disinhibition

First recorded in 1925–30; dis-1 + inhibition
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British Dictionary definitions for disinhibition

disinhibition
/ (ˌdɪsɪnɪˈbɪʃən, -ɪnhɪ-) /

noun
psychol a temporary loss of inhibition, caused by an outside stimulus such as alcohol or a drug
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Medical definitions for disinhibition

disinhibition
[ dĭs′ĭn-hə-bĭshən, dĭs-ĭn′- ]

n.
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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