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reciprocal inhibition

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noun Psychiatry.
  1. the theory that the pairing of an anxiety-provoking stimulus with anxiety-reducing reactions will weaken the association between the stimulus and the anxiety.
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Origin of reciprocal inhibition

First recorded in 1905–10
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