[dis-in-i-bish-uh n, -in-hi-, dis-in-]
- Psychology. a temporary loss of inhibition caused by an outside stimulus.
- Chemistry. removal of an inhibitor.
Origin of disinhibition
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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.The New Fat Hazard
Susan B. Roberts
June 26, 2009
He told me, "There is a theme in the literature about disinhibition, a buffered sense of reality."Anti-Depressant Nation
October 5, 2008
- 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
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- 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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