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spontaneous recovery

[ spon-tey-nee-uhs ri-kuhv-uh-ree ]
/ spɒnˈteɪ ni əs rɪˈkʌv ə ri /
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noun
Psychology. the unexpected revival of a conditioned response after its association with the stimulus has been erased: Spontaneous recovery was first demonstrated by Pavlov (1927) and has since been repeated in several studies.See also conditioning (def. 2).
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spontaneous recovery

noun
psychol the reappearance of a response after its extinction has been followed by a period of rest
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