decondition

verb
de·con·di·tion | \ˌdē-kən-ˈdi-shən \

Definition of decondition 

transitive verb

1 : to cause extinction of (a conditioned response)

2 : to cause to lose physical fitness

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Get our daily newsletter The result is what medics call deconditioning syndrome. The Economist, "Why Britain’s hospitals are waging a war on pyjamas," 14 June 2018 So far there is no firm evidence on whether or not the anti-pyjama initiative is helping to cut hospital stays or any of the consequences of deconditioning, such as falls. The Economist, "Why Britain’s hospitals are waging a war on pyjamas," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of decondition

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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decondition

transitive verb
de·con·di·tion | \ˌdē-kən-ˈdish-ən \

Medical Definition of decondition 

1 : to cause to lose physical fitness inactivity deconditions a bedridden person

2 : to cause extinction of (a conditioned response)

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