decondition

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

Definition of decondition

1 : to cause extinction of (a conditioned response)
2 : to cause to lose physical fitness

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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