1. Removal of an inhibition, such as by a toxic or organic process. 2. Removal of an inhibitory effect by a stimulus, as when a conditioned reflex has undergone extinction but is restored by some extraneous stimulus.

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dis·in·hi·bi·tion (dis″in-hĭ-bishґən) 1. removal of inhibitions, as reduction of the inhibitory function of the cerebral cortex by drugs such as ethyl alcohol or reduction in the severity of superego controls in psychotherapy. 2. in experimental psychology, the revival of an extinguished conditioned response by exposure to an unconditioned stimulus.

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