maladaptation

noun mal·ad·ap·ta·tion \ ˌma-ˌla-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of maladaptation

: poor or inadequate adaptation

First Known Use of maladaptation

1877

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maladaptation

noun mal·ad·ap·ta·tion \ ˌmal-ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən \

medical Definition of maladaptation

: poor or inadequate adaptation
  • psychological maladaptation

maladaptive

play \ˌmal-ə-ˈdap-tiv\ adjective

maladaptively

adverb

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