maladaptation

noun
mal·​ad·​ap·​ta·​tion | \ ˌma-ˌla-ˌdap-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce maladaptation (audio) \

Definition of maladaptation

: poor or inadequate adaptation

First Known Use of maladaptation

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Maladaptation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maladaptation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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maladaptation

noun
mal·​ad·​ap·​ta·​tion | \ ˌmal-ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce maladaptation (audio) \

Medical Definition of maladaptation

: poor or inadequate adaptation psychological maladaptation

Other Words from maladaptation

maladaptive \ ˌmal-​ə-​ˈdap-​tiv How to pronounce maladaptation (audio) \ adjective
maladaptively adverb

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