disinhibition

noun dis·in·hi·bi·tion \ (ˌ)dis-ˌin-(h)ə-ˈbi-shən \

Definition of disinhibition

:loss or reduction of an inhibition (as by the action of interfering stimuli or events)
  • disinhibition of a reflex
  • disinhibition of violent tendencies

disinhibit

play \(ˌ)dis-in-ˈhi-bət\ transitive verb

disinhibitor

play \-in-ˈhi-bə-tər\ noun

First Known Use of disinhibition

circa 1927


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